One brick at a time

by My Arms Wide Open
Nov 5, 2013

Partnering for Success

Pump Repairs
Pump Repairs

We are excited to share our latest project update and report with you. We have lots of activity taking place that supports the Bergnek Communities goals to create employment through the One Brick at a Time project.

As you know the project is not just about establishing a brick-making business in Bergnek. It's about establishing the brick-making project as an anchor in the community to create a sustainable business that generates revenue to support a whole host of initiatives within the Bergnek Community. These include:

  • An expanded, reliable and sustainable water source;
  • Water on demand for the community with increased distribution and access;
  • The Brick-making facility itself;
  • A healthcare centre; and
  • 5 additional ‘My World In a Garden®’ vertical veggie gardens.

Over the past few months we have been working hard to come to an agreement with Engineers Without Borders, in the United States as we reported earlier. We are very happy to report that we have completed the project planning paperwork and submissions. Our next step is to break the overall project, which is sizeable, down into three projects that will each be implemented in 2014 and 2015.  The chapter supporting the project is getting everything ready to present to Engineers Without Borders, USA for approval.

The commitment My Arms Wide Open has made is to raise 5% of the total costs of the over-arching project directly, in support of the community. That’s where we need your help and support. Please support the women and children of Bergnek and make a donation today. If you can make a recurring donation, that is greatly appreciated by the women and children of Bergnek.

Together, we can do this and support a highly disadvantaged community to sustain itself in the long term. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Nelson Mandella Day Celebrations with our kids!
Nelson Mandella Day Celebrations with our kids!



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My Arms Wide Open

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Warren Te Brugge
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
$660 raised of $90,000 goal
13 donations
$89,340 to go
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