Time passes quickly. It seems that it was just a few days ago I was asking you to support the cistern to give life to those families facing drought in Jean rabel!
We are progressing to meet our goal as we are framing the contracts for the construction of the next set of ten.
I met Sonia no further than 20 feet from one of the 4500 gallon cisterns. She is much older than the women present in the open air meeting with our delegation of visitors. She decided to tell us her story. She started with a long statement on her gratefulness, and I was waiting to hear her since she is of the age when she can no longer tend to the goats and till her own soil. "I am old, too old to fetch water" She said "but I live so close to the cistern that I can wait and ask any of the neighbors or any of their children to pull me a pail of water." "They do it willingly," she continues. "When I think of the trip up the mountain to fetch water, how would I have survived without the cisterns? So I am so grateful. I have four children, you know, but the harshness of living has compelled them to go away to look for work to survive. Now I have no one near. Thank you for giving me water and for those who help me, thank you." She relayed this with so much passion that we were all in tears.
Thank you so much for assisting us in availing life-giving water to Sonia and thousands of others like her. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to add 10 more cisterns that will be constructed by the end of Spring!
The Lambi Fund coordinates visiting delegations where donors, supporters and advocates spend time with beneficiaries to share their life experiences and learn from their diligence and devotion to create change in their respective communities. We hope you will join us in the field in the future.
I look forward to reporting the completion of the cisterns before the fall of 2015.
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