Tambuzi Water Tank Project


In January 2022, we visited Tambuzi Garden Roses in Kenya, this time our visit wasn’t purely business. In recognition of Climate justice for all, we wanted to understand the most pressing needs of the employees of Tambuzi and what came to light was their need for water. 

Why water tanks are needed

Tambuzi has been growing beautiful garden roses in Burguret for over 25 years. In that time, they have seen a change in the predictability of rainfall. The overall annual amount has not changed (although of course there are dry years). But the manner in which it falls has become far more difficult to rely on. As a farm Tambuzi has tackled this challenge by rainwater harvesting and increasing the storage in their dams.

The challenge for the Tambuzi employees

However, the challenge is also there for their employees. They need to find ways to store water after the rains so that they can be less dependent on the increasingly overused rivers. As Tambuzi is further off the beaten track, many of its employees live in rural areas, meaning it isn’t possible to get them connected to the municipal water schemes.

What is the Tambuzi Water Tank Project

Together with the Shared Value Committee, we came up with the concept of the Tambuzi Water Tank project. This isn’t just providing water tanks but also ensuring these are installed properly. Meaning they are plumbed in with gutters to catch rainwater, downpipes and taps to be able to use the water.

Our goal for our Tambuzi Water Project is to donate 250 tanks, if you would like to contribute, please click on this link.

If your company donates €170 this covers a whole tank installation and we can add your logo to the tank. However, if you wish to donate a smaller amount to our overall project please know this will help massively too.

A quote from Pieter Filius from his recent trip to Kenya, where he was part of the event where the current water tanks were awarded to the staff.

Please know we appreciate your donation however big or small and it all adds up. And if you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch, Cindy.

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