Hello Everyone, Wishing you a very successful 2014 from Sangmelima, Cameroon. Plant A Seed and Engineers Without Borders Notre Dames Chapter arrived in Sangmelima on the 31st of December. Since then we have met with the villagers (for New Year celebration), the Senior Divisional Officer and the Deputy Mayor of Sangmelima. They are all excited about the project. The team is currently taking water samples and testing so as to figure out the best quality water to provide to the school and community. We are also working with the community to decide what type of water system will be most beneficial not only to the school but to the community general. As of now, a good and most efficient water system will cost $40,000 and more compared to the original $5000 system. This system will allow families to be able to connect water from the source to their homes therefore providing them not only with clean water for drinking but also with clean water for washing, cleaning and cooking. The advantages of this system outweighs the cost and even though it is quite overwhelming, it is completely worth giving it a try while still having the option of the original $5000 project as a last resort. We can never know what we can accomplish together if we do not try. I cherish your continuous support for this project and Plant A Seed. As someone once said, "Water is life. He who brings water brings life and where there is water there is life". Thank you so much for doing just this for the people of Sangmelima. See Attached pictures of the team. With Gratitude, Ruth Akumbu Plant A Seed 3234566239
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