Safe Water for 100 homes on Lingira

 
$6,236
$3,764
Raised
Remaining
Mar 26, 2012

Moving "Quench" from ambition to action

Friends and Supporters,

We first want to say thanks to you for making our matching campaign a fantastic success. Your help has brought us to a comfortable position as we begin to cement our plans for the implementation of our clean water project in a community with profound need. It is a treat to wrap-up the fundraising for this project and look to the remaining weeks before our trip without worry of being short of funding. All the scales are tipped in our favor as we close in on our return to Uganda.

Still, in the coming two months, we will be busy with several things. Among them will be finalizing the arrival and stay of on of the world's few water keg experts on the island. She will use her experience with several other projects to make sure that we build the filters with great deal of quality and see to it that they are placed where they will be well managed. We also are working out how to send a 50lb mold for the ceramic part of the filter to a ceramic factory in Kiminini, Kenya. That facility was started with the help of various Canadian groups and is meant to produce strictly ceramic pot filters. We will be their first keg-specific customers. Lastly we are working out plans on how to integrate the kegs into homes. As is, floor space goes at a premium and people seem to be content to drink turbid water. Therefore, we will be teaching how to use the kegs, but also why to use the kegs.

Inevitably, the time remaining before we travel to Lingira will evaporate before we can even blink. So we will be hard at work documenting our final plans for our month-long stay. But, please stay in touch. Hearing from a supporter who is so invested as to follow-up is a great experience. So write to us at wisconsin.edge@gmail.com and you can count on a timely response. 

Kindly,

EDGE | PROJECT

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Organization

Tawi Inc.

Arlington, VA, United States
http://tawiuw.org

Project Leader

Paul Atwell

Madison, Wisconsin United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Safe Water for 100 homes on Lingira