International Community Program – Tanzania, Manda (Unassigned)


International Community Programs (ICP) - Unassigned Program

Chapters interested in starting a new International Community Program (ICP) can apply to adopt an Unassigned Program. All Unassigned Programs have been reviewed and approved by the Application Review Committee (ARC) and therefore, meet our international community partnership criteria.

Community Program Background

Country: Tanzania

Region: Njombe Region

Municipality:  Ludewa District

Community: Manda

Community Based Organization: Manda Water Committee (MWC)

Local NGO Partner: Participatory Development Concern (PADECO)

Local Government Partner (if applicable): Ludewa District Council

Project Type (Community’s first priority project type):Water Supply

Community’s Challenges Description: Among of the community challenges, clean and safe water, electricity supply and education institution specifically primary school are determined to face the area. How ever the case of electricity is in the process op being solved as currently the government is constructing the transmission line from district council town to the community through national grid. In education case, there is one primary school which save the whole community hence some of pupils are supposed to travel from home located far away, about 1-3km  from the school. This reduces the efficiency of education advancement around the community since some of pupils do not attend their studies fully and complete standard seven. The most common challenge to the community is access to adequate, clean and safe water. This have been a problem for years now and the community is still waving out on getting solution. The community only depend water from the lake where they fetch water directly by using buckets and drums. Such water is used for drinking and all other domestic uses. This have been irritative since most of the households and some institutions are located far away from the lake including secondary school, hence people uses much time in fetching water instead of performing other development activities. For students they use almost 2-3hours to fetch water instead of studying hence lowering their academic performance. Thus the highest prior need is water supply system.

Estimated project budget (labor, materials, and equipment): $73,465

*Please note that the estimated budget will likely change based on the scope and does not include travel and logistical expenses.

Number of people in the community: 4450

To Learn More about this Unassigned Program

If your chapter is interested in learning more about this program, please see the Community Partnership Application for this program.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to view this Unassigned Program in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”


All Team Applications for Unassigned Programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria: status and quality of any existing community programs within the chapter; proposed fundraising plan; membership capacity; quality management plan; as well as the Responsible Engineer In Charge (REIC) qualifications and Mentor Team qualifications.

Please review these articles for more information regarding team qualifications:

Responsible Engineer in Charge (REIC) Qualifications

ICP Project Role Descriptions and Requirements

Mentor Team Qualifications

Chapter Eligibility: In order to start a new International Community Program, all chapters will need to be eligible to start a new program. Please review this article for more information regarding chapter eligibility.


If your chapter has any questions about this Unassigned Program or for more information about how to apply to adopt this program, please contact Gretchen Smithwick,

Please do not contact the proposed NGO, community, or local government partners directly. If your team has additional questions that are not answered in the Community Program Application or Review Summary, please contact Gretchen Smithwick.

To Apply

If your chapter is interested in applying for this program, please review these instructions to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. Submittal deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month. Chapter eligibility will be reviewed before the chapter can move forward with the application review process.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”