Turkish aid agency opens 33 wells in Zanzibar

By Esat Firat

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AA) – Turkish aid group Sadakatasi has opened 33 wells in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar since 2015.

The Istanbul-based foundation has provided clean water to tens of thousands of people on the island as part of a water project.

Only 55 percent of the population have access to clean water, where the majority of people struggle with poverty.

“Over the last three years we have been working to get people access to clean water by opening 33 wells,” Enes Erbas, who serves on the group’s board, told Anadolu Agency.

Thanks to deep drilling, Erbas added, the wells that they opened are more durable.