Nanofilter project report karatu arusha tanzania nov.2016
Endamaghan is among the two villages of ENDAMAGH ward allocated on the Western
part of Karatu District, in Arusha Region. A distance of 100 kilometers is to be covered to
reach this village from Karatu Township. It takes six hours to reach this village through
public transport due to the unstable road infrastructure and it took two days to
accomplish this task from 17th
This village is a beautiful place which is surrounded by Ngorongoro national park on its
North-West part and Lake Eyasi on South-East. Most residents of this village are
Hadzabe, Tindiga, Iraq and other government officers such as Teachers, health officers.
Most dwellers are Cultivators, pastoralists and Hunters. Also social needs are located in
this village like Endamaghan primary school and its Health center as well as Tap water
and Trench (Small River) water. These are the only sources of water for human,
animals, and farm irrigation. Samples of water were taken from those sources of water
(and tested in Arusha):
Water Source Level of Fluoride Remarks
(i) Trench water that flows from
Ngorongoro National Park
0.3 mg/L Acceptable
WHO ≤ 1.5
(ii) Jangwani trench that flows from
Mikochen forest streams
0.8 mg/L Acceptable
(iii) Tap Water at Endamaghan Primary 0.3 mg/L Acceptable
(iv) Filtered water from the School’s Sand 0.3 mg/L Acceptable
Further tests are needed if desired – for bacteria and other chemicals
Since waterborne diseases are reported, there must be bacterial contaminations.
But Nanofilter can remove all microorganisms and other chemicals contaminants.
The following images were taken in different
actions during safari, at work, with cheerful
Endamaghan Primary school staff, and
Image 1: Public Transport vehicle used to reach
Endamaghan primary school and Motorcycle
“Bodaboda” for shuttling from one place to another
during sample collection.
Image 2. First Day at work in Endamaghan primary
school staff-room with staff members (teachers) for
demonstration - showing the strength of Nanofilter on
water filtration. The dirty (muddy) water water was
filtered and made clear (colorless), as demonstrated on the
side containers: the extreme right container contains dirty
water (before filtration).
Image 3: Endamaghan Primary school Staff Members enjoying
Nanofilter filtered water
Image 4: The survey/ water sample collection from Jangwani
trenches which flows from Mikocheni forest streams and
Image 5: The surveyor with the health officer, Mr.Vicent,
at Engamaghan health center
The health officer was interviewed about different
waterborne diseases affecting the Endamaghan
community. The officer reported that Typhoid, Amoeba,
and Warms are a serious concern, particularly for children
up to age 15.
Image 6: The surveyor (Benami
Faustine) demonstrating the
strength of Nanofilter in water
purification – in the presence of
Mr.Vicent, the health officer at the
Endamaghan health center
Image 7: Shows Endamaghan primary school Pupils fetching tap-water
from the school tap for drinking and cooking purposes to their homes
after class hours
Image 8: The Surveyor visited Hope Center - founded by Simple
Hope foundation in Ngorongoro National Park for Hadzabe
Image 9: The surveyor visited Hadzabe residential areas and he interviewed few
of them on seriousness of diseases caused by water. They admitted that Typhoid,
Amoeba, and warms weakens their health and also costs their life in some cases.
They complained on high costs for regular medical treatment.
Image 10: The surveyor with a cheerful Endamaghan primary school staff as they
forecast their health being strengthened after solving waterborne diseases – for
teachers, pupils, and the community at large -THANKS for their cooperation and
wisdom which they showed on accomplishment of this task.
Image 11: Endamaghan primary school Pupils rejoicing after they heard
“good news” of prospective Nanofilter project for their school. This will
solve the problem of absenteeism due to the waterborne diseases.
Image 12: Different sceneries and beautiful forests - series of Meatu
Mountains & Lake Eyas, Streams from Ngorongoro National Parks,
and everything else!