I have some great news! The water project I applied for was approved, funded and get this...it's already built!! I cannot believe it. I received the funds from Water Charity one week ago and started ordering/buying materials on Wednesday and Thursday. Construction began early Saturday morning and was complete the next day. I am ecstatic!
|Community Breskthrough Support Mission's rainwater catchment!|
My "fundi" (carpenter) was such a pleasure to work with. He was honest with me about prices and got the job done effectively and efficiently. He even bought some extra concrete out of his own pocket on Monday and made the tap more secure because he was worried the children might put too much pressure on it and break it.
The students and staff are extremely grateful for the tank because now if the tapped water gets shut off they will not have to suffer. No one will have to make the trek down to the river to fetch water anymore!
|HOORAY for water!|
Water Charity is a great organization that works with Peace Corps volunteers sponsoring projects dealing with water and sanitation. My total budget was $555 and $200 has been donated so far. Even though I have not raised all of the money they pre-funded my project. In order for Water Charity to be able to continue giving funds to other projects around the world it is important that I raise the rest of the money for my project. If you are interested in donating please go to this link:
I would like to send a big THANK YOU out to Edna Duarte, Karen Usoff, Lia Hadley and Katherine Rowe for your donations already. Keep an eye out in the mail for a little something from Kenya :) Also thank you in advance to Angela Kisse and Corin Reuss for choosing this project as your favor donation. Words cannot express how much I appreciate all of your support. You all are absolutely wonderful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.