Floods in the Ifakara region

During the last few weeks, some parts of the Ifakara region were hit by floods. Lumemo village in particular was heavily affected to the extent that, the Kilombero District Government had to evacuate the people and provide them with a temporary camp while waiting for the floods to recede.

Floods in Lumemo village

Floods in Lumemo village

MSABI has been called in by the District Water Engineer to participate to the emergency by providing our expertise on latrines building.

Initial phases of latrine construction

Initial phases of latrine construction

MSABI is pleased to have joined power with the Government in helping these flood victims by building up two latrines and by donating 3 Tembo Filters. 

MSABI latrine being finalized

MSABI latrine being finalized

Kilombero District Commissioner, Leffi Gembe (in black rain boots), and other Government officials examining the toilet built by MSABI

Kilombero District Commissioner, Leffi Gembe (in black rain boots), and other Government officials examining the toilet built by MSABI

However, this flood does not only affect the individuals but also properties and farms have been greatly affected. MSABI has also been affected in some ways, as our Tembo Filter production facility was hit by the floods, and some of the filters, equipments and clay had been damaged. Currently we are examining the total damage occurred.

The flooded Tembo facility

The flooded Tembo facility