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Off Season Adventures sponsors a solar-powered water project in Kakoi Village, Tanzania

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This project will provide a year-round water source for Kakoi and three other villages, two nearby schools, and a dispensary.

NEW YORK, NY - Off Season Adventures is a sustainable tour operator, teaming up with Tanzanian tour company, Dry to Green Adventure LTD, is raising money to build a year-round water source in Tanzania to supply drinking water for Kakoi and three other villages, two nearby schools, and a dispensary.

Kakoi Village has a natural water source during the rainy season, however, there is no feasible way to retain the water throughout the dry season, forcing the community to walk four to five miles to obtain water. Many companies have tried to help Kakoi build a dependable water supply, but none have sustainable.

“Tourism should act as a vehicle of development, conservation, and growth, however, communities living just outside major tourist attractions are often not afforded the opportunity to grow economically from tourism,” said Tanner C. Knorr, Owner & Founder of Off Season Adventures. “We have personally seen this at Off Season Adventures in the village of Kakoi, so we are doing our part to begin reinvesting in this community outside Tarangire National Park.”

Off Season Adventures hopes to build the first, successful water source - a water storage facility, pumping, and piping infrastructure - through the Kakoi Water Project and to teach the village and their surrounding communities how to maintain it. They believe that tourism can benefit the destination and surrounding areas, causing local communities to welcome travelers, be better stewards of their land, and close the gap between tourism and economic development.

U.S. plumbers and engineers, in partner with local engineers, will first test soils and measure distances to ensure proper pumps, pipes, and solar panels are purchased, and repair existing, non-functioning equipment in Kakoi Village. Then, they will construct and lay piping system to neighboring schools, villages, and dispensary; and finally, build up and increase the water storage capacity at Kakoi. The equipment will last a minimum of ten years with minimal maintenance.

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