Mwika Development Trust Fund (MWIDEFU)

S p a r k D e v e l o p m e n t

Projects August 23, 2011

MWIKA PRIMARY SCHOOL TABLES AND BENCHES PROJECT  (2011)

With funding provided by a German Lions Club through
the Lions Club of Kilimanjaro in Moshi
MWIDEFU helped Mwika Primary School get a facelift for
the school dining hall and library

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To read more about the project, click here

  

 

GIRLS’ DORMITORY PROJECT (2011)

An upcoming secondary school in Mwika (Vunjo Secondary) has found that boarding is the key
to girls’ success in secondary school and to increase their chances of
furthering their education beyond secondary school.

MWIDEFU helped design its new dormitory and is actively seeking funding
to enable more girls from Mwika to have the opportunity to receive education beyond the secondary level.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

DAIRY II – MILK PROCESSING PLANT AUTOMATION (2011)

The plant’s processing capacity will be increased
from 800 lt/day to 2,500 lt/day by
replacing manual, batch pasteurization with
an automated, continuous pasteurization.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

ENVIRONMENT II – SCHOOL WATER AND SANITATION (2010)

All 24 primary schools and 5 secondary schools in Mwika are being equipped with
piped water connections, water storage tanks,
hand wash basins with multiple taps by the toilets and dining halls.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

EYE CLINIC (2010)

MWIDEFU has brought the outreach programme for rural eye health (DRS) of
the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi to Mwika
by mobilizing the villagers for the visit and readying clinic facilities.

In addition to free eye examination,
KCMC’s DRS provides cataract surgeries  at $20,
including 2 nights’ stay in hospital.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

LIBRARY III – SCHOOL LIBRARIES (2009)

30,000 books, received from the World Bank Book Project, were distributed to
24 primary schools, 5 secondary schools, the University college, and
the Community Library.

School libraries are now cropping up in primary and secondary schools throughout Mwika,
furnished through schools’ own efforts.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

LIBRARY II – AUDIO VISUAL (2009)

The Library has acquired a stock of 40 DVDs
bringing the world to the people of Mwika through audio visuals.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

ENVIRONMENT I – RAINWATER HARVESTING (2009)

Gutters were installed on roofs to harvest rainwater and
three underground tanks with  total capacity to store more than 200,000 lt of rain and piped water
were built to relieve the University college of its perennial water problems.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

LIBRARY I – COMMUNITY LIBRARY (2007)

A century old church was transformed into a community library
which was opened to the public on September 2008.
It has a seating capacity of 50.

Its books are mostly in English, some in Swahili
and carries English and Swahili newspapers
where none were accessible to the people of Mwika before.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

DAIRY I – REVOLVING FUND (2008)

A revolving fund was set up to enable Mwika farmers to finance
85 high-yielding dairy cows.

There are now more than 200 high-yielding heifers in Mwika and
milk delivery to the processing plant has increased
from 350 lt per day in 2008 to more than 800 lt per day in 2010.
For more information on the project, click here

 

 

MICROFINANCE (2007)

TSh.30,000 ($20) loans per head for new entrants and
TSh. 200,000 ($133.30) per head are given for those with proven track record.

The project is administered through
existing Savings and Credit Cooperatives Societies in Mwika.
It has had about 600 beneficiaries to date.
For more information on the project, click here


MARKET (2005)

The project provided 11 sheds with corrugated iron roofs and cemented floors,
eight of which have permanent stalls.
For more information on the project, click here

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