Thanks to Globalgiving, KWENCH has enough money to begin construction of the upper floor of our project. This will be a hall where people can meet and consume snack foods prepared by women's groups in the kitchen on the lower floor. We predict that having a place for people to consume food will add considerably to the ability of kitchen users to make money. We hope to eventually add a refrigerator for soft drinks and a television to the upper floor, once construction is complete.
For now, we are adding the section directly above the staircase so that we can ensure security and no-one can force entry into the building. Then, we will feel safe to install the stoves and refrigerator.
Thanks for you continued support!
We have completed the painting and keying work at the biodigester. The painting is solar yellow and Safaricom Green, the color of the foundation that paid for the work. The keying is the finishing of the outside so that it looks smooth. We have also installed window panes (the glass has been purchased, but we want to wait until the project is ready to open before we install it because someone could break it). Check out the pics!
Happy New Year, donors!
We painted the interior of the project with the Safaricom Foundation on December 7. Now we are planning to finish the exterior. We still need funding to place floor tiles, put glass on the windows, buy appliances (stoves and refrigerator), build cabinets and a work table and install a kitchen sink before we can open the project and provide jobs to the community.