Most people in Tanzania live and die without ever tasting a drop of clean water. In many Tanzanian villages, the only source of water for villagers, livestock and wild animals is contaminated water holes. As you can imagine, this water is teeming with animal waste and disease. These diseases strike thousands of children causing them to suffer from diarrhea, cholera, trachoma (blindness) and Guinea worm to mention just a few. Sub-Saharan Africa holds the highest rates of death from water borne illnesses than anywhere else worldwide. Women and young girls are the family members who are responsible for toting the water which leaves school out of the question for many girls. Sickness caused by water is another huge factor in keeping kids out of school. Having access to water improves village health and also frees girls from the time consuming and arduous task of hauling water so they can attend school. Children of Tanzania provides wells and rain harvesting tanks which in turn will provide clean and disease free drinking water. During the time it takes to complete a well, maintenance training is given to village leaders. Pit latrines are put in as a sanitation component keeping the water source safe from contaminates. Our initial water project is located in Rugu Village, an area devastated by a 30% aids rate. Our subsequent water projects will be in areas whose need is great due to extreme drought conditions.