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Building the water tank – Project Orkiprei

November 26, 2012

La Chica and co. bought the bricks which were used to build the new 50,000 litre water tank to store the water from the Orkiprei borehole in Oltapesi village.  Elly, La Chica’s favourite Masai tradesman, built the brick and concrete tank with the help of local Masai warriors.  Brick by brick the round tank took shape under La Chica’s watchful eyes.

The tank taking shape, overseen by Sokoine

Buying the bricks, transporting them onto the truck – a woman’s job in Tanzania

We’re the kings of the castle…

Testigo’s country manager … having fun!


‘Tis true – water is life

Making concrete

Elly the Masai builder

Don’t brick yourself in…

Now the men’s turn to carry the bricks…

A final inspection

There’s water in the tank!

La Chica and Emanuel with the primary school tap outlet

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