Save the Rain has built 6500 rainwater harvesting systems since 2005. We have interviewed 1160 women who participated in the Women’s Water Initiative to measure the impact of access to clean water. Each woman received a system and a family garden at their home. The women are from 24 different villages across four regions of Tanzania. Their tanks were constructed between 2012 and 2020, making the median age of the systems 4.1 years old.
The women’s relationship to education varied. 51% of the women had only completed primary school, 32% never attended school, and 12% were dismissed entirely before the fourth grade. All the women found challenges in accessing clean water.