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Berwick Rotary Club, having been praised for buying a water harvester for an African village, was asked at a recent meeting to consider how to move on the project.

Saturday, 29th September 2018, 09:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 11:21 am

Paul Hume and his wife Carol, from Newcastle Gosforth Club, have been to the area.

They said the harvester tank bought by the Berwick club has saved villagers from a 1km daily walk, which has been going on for 16 years. It was a great favour for the villagers.

In all, 40 North East Rotary clubs and 12 from Tanzania are working together to improve conditions in the area.

They are also involved in major tree planting schemes for Tanzania. The target is to plant 100,000 trees.

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Global grants will help Mrs Hume, who heads the team helping orphans.

They are engaged in many projects, including work on developing natural pesticides.

Labour costs in the area could be a factor to consider, and Berwick should consider whether to support a larger water tank.