SINGING FOR THE RAIN

Three years ago, we gathered in Lositeti, a village in the far reaches of the Makiba Ward in the Arumeru district of Tanzania. As we finish the tour of the school, Gilbert, a local Rotarian, becomes emotional. He says...

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Polarized Views

Dickson’s grandmother won the lottery. She was the recipient of a residential rainwater harvesting system on her home. She lives in Maji Ya Chai, a village riddled with fluoride issues in the groundwater. Rainwater harvesting is the only way...

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Happy 13th Birthday Save the Rain

Gratitude is at the forefront of our minds lately. Not just because of the holiday season but because it’s felt like a year filled with crisis. Hurricanes, fire, violence – so much loss demands that we take stock. Crisis...

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Building Bridges in Tuvaila

The Let It Rain campaign funds rainwater harvesting projects on primary schools in Northern Tanzania. One of its latest recipients is Tuvaila. Located in the Maji Ya Chai Ward, The Tuvaila Primary School is the largest in the area...

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Lositeti

Three years ago, we gathered in Lositeti, a village in the far reaches of the Makiba Ward in the Arumeru district of Tanzania.  As we finish the tour of the school, Gilbert, a local Rotarian, becomes emotional.  He says...

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YOU GAVE, WE GREW

This year, we helped 37,000 people celebrate the rain and its ability to create an incredibly abundant life. In 10 new villages, 374 rainwater tanks, both large and small, were built and are now full of clean water. Alongside...

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GLORY SMILES

Glory’s husband died because he was struck by a car in the middle of the night. His body was found in the morning, decimated by wildlife. When we met Glory and her son Fredrick, the depression that surrounded them...

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BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE

Pale yellow kernels of corn fly like confetti, as John Anaeli pushes his thumb along the dried rows of the cob. He sits on a small wooden stool on top of a white plastic tarp with small mountains of...

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HIDDEN NO MORE

Debora’s grandmother, Bibi in Swahili, gathers water from the pipe a few hundred yards away from  their home. The water is green. Not clean enough to drink or cook with, but is used to wash clothes, which Debora does...

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Hillary

Hillary Tesha A lot motivates Hillary Tesha. First, there are the thousands he has already helped during his eight years on staff with Save the Rain. There are the thousands more he wants to help in the next eight years. Many of...

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Diana

Diana Peter’s core principals are simple. But not effortless. “If you want to benefit,” she said, “you have to do your work from your heart. You don’t do it just because you need money. It needs to come from your heart.” As...

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Joseph

We’re driving down the dirt road, body jerking left and right, I’m trying my best not to smack my head against the window.  Joseph, the co-director of Save the Rain, is laughing as we hit each bump. To the...

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THE PATH OF THE HERD

She followed the elephants. She walked in the herd’s path. She carried her life with her. Omega Mevaashi found her new home along the way. It was “a big land,” she said, with big trees and big animals. Everything...

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LAST YEAR IN REVIEW

We have been working in the Kingori Ward in Northern Tanzania since 2013. All 14 villages in the ward have received assistance because of a very determined woman named Felista. She walked to our office on 3 separate occasions...

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THE FIRST RECEIVER

Violeth is a born fighter. Literally, she was born with both of her hands in a tight fisted position. It was not until she was a toddler that her fingers could finally move freely. But her thumbs did not....

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