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.
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.
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.
Our new boat is in the finishing phase and has been sent to Tanzania for paint finishing work and general manufacturing control.
The work was long considering the little means we had at our disposal but thanks to the external contributions the work is almost completed.
"Kiisharangi mambo itakuwa sawa !" exclaimed the captain of our boat. This sentence in Kiswahili means in English "After painting, things will go well".
Our new boat, combined with the new, more powerful engine (75 horsepower), that we want to purchase and the object of this great project will make our boat profitable.
This profitability will make the financial situation of our School good and it will allow us to provide for the School's needs (running costs, salary payment of the administrative and teaching staff) and to initiate other small projects for the well-being of the whole community of Kazimia.
We reiterate our appeal to our various donors, to support us and thank them warmly for their generosity.
Together let's build a peaceful and nokilling world.
The repair of our thirty-ton wooden boat is almost complete. The rotten boards in contact with the water were removed and replaced by new ones. There is only one-off work and painting (on order in Tanzania).
The stage at which we arrived is also due to the ASCOOAT (Cooperative Association of the Ship-owners of Lake Tanganyika) which provided us with a total of 80 boards. We thank them very much.
Our new boat combined with the new, more powerful (75 horsepower) and fast engine that we want to buy will make our boat safe and more efficient. The financial situation of our school will be good.
The captain of our boat sighs: "Tunachunga kwa furaha machine mpya na boti mpya". This Kiswahili sentence means in English that we’re waiting with joy a new engine and a new boat.
We warmly thank our donors for their generosity and support for the project of peace for the advent of a nonkilling society.
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