Alfred Pisani, Founder and Group Chairman of Corinthia Hotels, and Corporate Patron of international water aid charity Just a Drop, has committed to a second Corinthia Hotels sponsored clean water project in Tanzania, this time in the Kingazi Village outside of Dar es Salaam.
This is the second of a three year commitment that Mr Pisani, a nominee this year for Hotels magazine’s coveted ‘Hotelier of the Year’ award, has made to the UK based water charity.
The second Corinthia clean water project follows the success of the first one inaugurated in the village of Tabata Bima in July 2012. The project will benefit a village to the west of Dar es Salaam. It is for the construction of a borehole, three storage tanks and a pump house, as well as a water supply system. 640 pupils and teachers of Kingazi primary school and 12,200 members of the Kingazi community will benefit from this project.
Women and children in Kingazi are currently walking distances of up to six kilometers to reach water, and even then often the water they find and use is unsafe. Added to this are the health problems caused by drinking dirty, unsafe water. This has the biggest impact on children who are more likely to contract water-borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery. Paying for medicine to resolve these health issues also puts a significant burden on what are already very poor families.
“I am delighted to continue Corinthia Hotels’ support of Just a Drop,” said Pisani. “Africa in particular has so much potential and the work JAD is engaged in puts a bright and healthy face on the future for the children and their families.”