Carina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania 2011

by jacqueline on November 29, 2011

At the end of June 2011 I returned to Tabora to work on another Carina Water Project. Kitete School was selected by my colleague Christopher Nyamwanji Chairman of Sudeso (Sustainable Development Solutions). Coincidentally the area has sentimental value to me! It is located across the road & a roundabout from a former German fort which is now the barracks for an army battalion of the Tanzania army. I used to play squash there with John H. Owen the father of my children Carina who was born in Tabora, & Adrian who was born in Somerset UK.

For the duration of the project (6 weeks) I stayed at the Wilca Hotel  owned by William & Cate Camara. It was only a couple of miles away from Kitete School so  I walked to the site every day. I spent about 3 hrs daily taking video of each stage of the building of the tank which is depicted in the video.

Thanks! Asante (Swahili) Mahalo (Hawaiian)
Jacqueline Simone Ambrose
Director Carina Water Wells Projects, Tabora Tanzania.

Click here to see photos & descriptions of the stages of building a tank July 2011 at Kitete School in Tabora Tanzania

2/7/2011: I’m already preparing for project#3 but so far $1,500.00 has been donated. I’ve sent a dvd of the film to Moffatt Productions Honolulu hoping that Uncle Tom will be inspired to hold a benefit concert! Also working on some ideas locally. I need all the help I can get, any suggestions are welcomed! To be continued..

Kitete primary school data
Total number of pupils 916 distributed as 483 boys and 433 girls,
School teachers total 28 with 23 females, and 5 males.
Rainfall is averaged at 1100mm annually.

Tabora region population 1,717,908,Tabora Municipality population 188,808 , with 93,362 males and 95,446 females,according to 2002 National population census.
Area of the region is 76,151 square kilometers,approximately 9% of Tanzania.


Welcome to Carina Water Wells Projects

by jacqueline on November 8, 2011

The Carina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania film placed 3rd (sustainability category) in an on line international film contest  The site is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Click here to view the film videos/carina-water-wells- project

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Carina Water Projects 2013

by jacqueline on January 21, 2013


Time goes by so fast, I can’t believe that it will be 2 years in July since the Kitete School rain water catchment tank was built. News from my colleague Christopher Nyamwanji is that the rainfall this season is better than last year.

Carina Water Projects will focus on a different approach in 2013 (to be announced) which I hope will facilitate funding for more & bigger projects moving forward.


Jacqueline Simone Ambrose


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December 21, 2011

I found it difficult to adjust to being back from the other side of the world in Tabora. Life is so much easier here by comparison. As much as I’d like to talk story about my journey this summer 2011 I tend not to because it’s hard for people to relate to, bucket baths for […]

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September 5, 2010

ViewChange. org has launched an on line international film competition to find powerful new stories about the progress being made in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These short videos will be used to raise awareness, inspire action, and accelerate the worldwide movement to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. Jacqueline came to me […]

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Friday July 17th 2009

July 7, 2009

Friday July 17th 2009 Jambo! Saturday July 11th – I went to check the writing on the well & catchment tank, there were a few mistakes but these were corrected. The writing is very big, much larger than I anticipated & can be read from some distance! I was told that it didn’t matter because […]

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