So far the tank constructed is 10ft down from the ground level and has gone 4ft above the ground. This means that the total height now constructed is 14ft and its diameter is 30ft. We intend to finish it at a height of 15ft all round and we are now at 14ft.
The main areas remaining now are the plaster and the cover. These areas will need more steel wires, cement and water proof cement. With the next tranche that you send we will purchase the materials for the next part. The tank will be complete within the next few months.
I want to sincerely tell you that this tank will so much solve the deaf children’s problem of water because they normally walk long distances to fetch water for their use in school, and then sometimes they are denied or pushed out and allowed to fetch last. They have all the reasons to be happy! Every morning before they go to class they must visit the project site to see if their tank is ready. I tell you they are so excited! Thank you so much for giving water the first priority to these children.
What an amazing response we received for this project; we actually exceeded our goal of $4,000 We are so thankful for your generosity – it confirms how one person can make a difference!
Since we exceeded our target, we wanted send a quick message to let you know how the additional funds will be allocated.
Any contributions in excess of the $4,000 goal from the Global Giving campaign will help defray expenses for the next tanks scheduled for completion. Construction is currently underway at two Schools for the Deaf: Gianchere School and Nyakome School (both are in western Kenya and serve students from various regions). We will return to Kenya in July 2012 to monitor the progress of these tanks as well as assess the next construction sites at schools in the rural Kisii area.
Stay tuned for more information after we make our site visits in July.
May God bless you richly for your kindness!
Leon and Verwray Scott