• New water supply
  • carrying water
  • carrying water
  • carrying water
  • carrying water
  • carrying water
  • carrying water
  • using water in cooking
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A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BRINGING CLEAN WATER AND HEALTH EDUCATION TO VILLAGERS IN TANZANIA

Who We Are

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he Barry A. Murphy Fund is the offspring of the dreams of Barry and Leslie Murphy who, after visiting Arusha, Tanzania in 1999 and falling in love with the people and the place, committed to improving the lives of the villagers. The disparity between the lives of their African friends and those of friends and family back home seemed untenable. Barry and Leslie felt that access to opportunities to improve the quality of life is the most sustainable means of helping people in the developing world.

 

After Barry’s death a fund in his name was established in 2008 to bring change to this small area of northeastern Africa. Today, the fund is managed by family and by fund representatives in the U.S. and in Tanzania. Donations go directly to the Barry A. Murphy Fund, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. We have no overhead cost. Every dollar donated to the fund goes to making the lives of the villagers better.

Mission

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he Barry A. Murphy Fund is a small organization that focuses on small goals with wide, long-lasting effects. Achievable goals are determined working with the village leaders. The community itself must invest by providing funds, and labor, to make a project sustainable. There must be a sense of ownership on the part of the community.

 

Our first community participation project was to bring clean, drinkable water to several villages. Clean drinking water is essential. We provide technical and monetary help, while villagers provide labor, small donations, community participation and ongoing maintenance. We also provide health and hygiene education.  Our projects focus on the changing needs of the community; ongoing dialogue is essential. The fund monies focus on three small villages in Tanzania near the city of Arusha.