Dear Amazing Supporters,
We wanted to update you on the Clean Rain Water Project at the MTM Academy. After you funded the project so successfuly, Cyrus - one of our amazing staff members in Liberia - installed pipes to create a rainwater harvesting system for the academy. This system was relatively cheap to install, and along with our partnership with Aqualife, which provides clean water pouches for the girls free of charge all school year long, we've been able to provide our girls with clean and safe access to water for less than the amount you raised.
This is good news! It's not uncommon for this to happen with GlobalGiving's microprojects, but we wanted to let you know exactly where your money is going. The money that wasn't spent on the rainwater harvesting system will go to our More Than Me Girls Academy project fund. So the money you raised is actually going further.
On a water related note, in Liberia 54% of primary schools don't have any access to water at all. Girls who do not have appropriate sanitation facilities at school are less likely to attend school, particularly if they are menstruating. Having just celebrated World Water Day on March 22nd, we are grateful to you for making the MTM Academy stand out from the crowd. For giving these girls not only access to clean water every day, but also for supporting their ongoing education and investing in their future.
At the MTM Academy, we are on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls from the West Point Slum of Liberia. When she graduates, she will decide what comes next for her life. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. Thank you so much for your continued support.
For good health and better sanitation,
Emily & The MTM Team
P.S. The next big Match Day is on Wednesday, April 16th! Mark your calendars for a chance to make your support go even further (again).
We just wanted to say thank you. Thanks to you, we have successfully installed two rainwater catchment systems in Liberia, one at our guesthouse and one at the More Than Me Academy.
These systems were installed in time for us to benefit from rainy season, saving us valuable money by allowing for rain water collection rather than importing water. To put that into perspective, we would have had to pay $40 every two days at our guesthouse and $35/day at the MTM Academy for water. That equals $1685/month and over $20,000/year! These systems save SO MUCH money during rainy season. That means we can spend more time and money ensuring that our girls receive the best education possible.
On a water-related note, we also have an exciting partnership with Aqualife, a water company in Liberia. They have committed to providing all of our drinking water at the Academy or FREE. All. Year. Long. Now girls like Princess and Laurena won’t be at risk of drinking contaminated water during the school day.
Thank you for continually supporting our girls, giving them the opportunity to make choices for their futures. We can’t thank you enough. If you have questions or suggestions about our programs, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more updates, check out our facebook page!
For a brighter future,
The More Than Me Family
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