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Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School

by Mleci asbl
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School

 

Since March 10, our country has been experiencing difficult moments from the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the government has declared a state of emergency, which is still in force today. This state of emergency is characterized by the closings of schools, cults, markets; air traffic, sporting and cultural events and gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited; land and sea transport are extremely limited.

In fact, our country now has 7,039 confirmed pandemic cases, 1,426 healings and 170 deaths. 14 out of 26 provinces are affected, including our province, South Kivu, which has 247 confirmed cases, 112 cured and 39 deaths.

Like all schools, our School, Glenn Paige Nonkilling School, is closed until further notice. The people of Kazimia are confined to their own village with very limited movement and circulation. Our boat (wooden) cannot sail without special authorization, cannot transport people and cannot go to Burundi or Tanzania. We are in a period without activities and without financial resources.

However, our project which consists in equipping our boat with a powerful, new and adapted 75 horsepower outboard machine is active. Our old Yamaha 55 horsepower machine is now out of the race because it is worn and has several defective parts.

We ask our donors to continue to honor us with their generous donations so that we can make our boat profitable by purchasing a powerful and new engine (75 horsepower) and thus acquire financial autonomy of our School.

May God protect us all

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We were able to repair our30 tons boat  which transports people and goods between different points of the countries bordering Lake Tanganyika namely the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic from Zambia.

As our old engine (Yamaha 55 horsepower) is completely worn out and it can no longer sail, we have our boat rented to the various people who need it

Obviously, this handicaps us and we receive little money, insufficient to provide for the entire needs of our Glenn Paige Nonkilling School.

In order for our boat to be profitable, we will need to have our own high horsepower (75) engine capable of supporting the entire load. But also this engine will allow us to navigate safely. Indeed, in recent times the trade winds (strong and seasonal winds) called saba saba in the region, blow unabated on the lake and cause many damages and shipwrecks.

Let’s hope for donations so that our boat can be profitable to support financially our pioneering nonkilling school.

Your suggestions and advice are welcome.

No more killing!

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This project aims to equip us with a powerful 75 horsepower engine to sail  our 30-ton boat on Lake Tanganyika.

Traffic on Lake Tanganyika is between the riparian countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Burundi, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia. These are long distances of navigation on the lake is more than 600 km long and 30 to 75 km wide. (Average depth 600 m). The engine must be powerful to deal with winds and waves up to 5 m in height.

Our current engine dates back to 2008 and is completely used. At this moment, it is down; some parts are defective and need to be replaced, but unfortunately they are not found on the market.

This blissful association of the new engine and our wooden boat (hull) will make our boat profitable to meet all the needs of our school.

Dear friends, we thank you for your support ... Let's finish  together the work started ... Buy a powerful engine for our boat.

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for the new year 2020!

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Competition on the trafficking of people and goods on Lake Tanganyika is fierce. Several boats must be competitive to have the clientele along the various port cities of DR Congo, the Republic of Burundi, the United Republic of Tanzania and sometimes the Republic of Zambia.

This competitiveness has meant that our boat, which is also sailing on Lake Tanganyika, can be repaired and solidified by new planks.

However the weak point of our boat remains our current Yamaha 55 machine bought in 2008 which is completely used. This is the main objective of this project: to buy a new motor of 75 horses capable of pulling our 30 ton boat.

Our 30 tons boat to be associated with the new machine, remain the only self-financing tools of our school which teaches peace and nonkilling in our region mined by wars.

Dear nonkilling friends, let us hope for your donations so that our boat can be profitable financially for our pionnering nonkilling school.

Best nonkillings.

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Our boat is under repair (9)

Our boat arrived from Tanzania where it has just been painted. After some administrative formalities, it will begin navigation on Lake Tanganyika. It ensures the movement of people and goods between the natural harbor of Kazimia and different ports of Rumonge (Burundi), Kigoma (Tanzania), Uvira, Baraka and Kalemie (DR Congo).

Of course, it also provides  traffic for local markets (Yungu, Ubwari, Talama and Wimbi).

However, the engine remains a weak element for the good navigation of our boat. It is old and weak power for our boat.

Our project is to purchase a powerful 75 horsepower engine that is suitable for the 30 tons of the boat capable of carrying people and goods safely.

Let's hope for more donations so that our boat can be profitable and can support financially our pioneering nonkilling school.

Your suggestions and advice are welcome.

No more killing!

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Mleci asbl

Location: Uvira, South Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Project Leader:
Lucien MABWE
Uvira, South Kivu Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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