Announcements (and recent updates)

Mar
18

Conclusion of Arvikheer School Filter Project – Mongolia

This project was completed within budget under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Esayas Wureta. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. Esayas reports that the project was delayed 6 weeks because there were restrictions on traveling due to the H1N1 virus. However, the purifiers were delivered and set up, and are now fully operational in all 43 classrooms. The school has expressed its gratitude for the clean water now available for students and faculty. We again... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 18th of March 2010
Jul
13

Kamsonga Health Center Pump Project – Malawi

Location Central Malawi, Southeast Africa Community Description This community in the central part of Malawi has a population of about 23,000 people. The Health Center, a part of the Malawi Ministry of Health, provides the population with outpatient care, maternity and delivery, well care to children under 5, family planning, and HIV testing and counseling. About 200 to 250 patients per day are seen at the clinic, and approximately 30 babies per month are delivered. Project... + read more
Updated date: Tuesday 9th of February 2010
Feb
07

Conclusion of Cotova Water Supply Project – Moldova

The Cotova Water Supply Project – Moldova has been completed under the able direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Justin Allen. Justin’s report shows how a small amount of assistance delivered precisely when needed can accomplish a tremendous amount for an entire community. To read about the background of this project, CLICK HERE. Justin reports: We have finished digging the canal and laying the pipe. We finished a little over a week before Christmas, right before the first snowstorm... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 7th of February 2010
Aug
07

Jali Pump Project – The Gambia

Location Kiang Jali, The Gambia Community Description Jali is a medium sized village in The Gambia, with about 1800 people, located 25 km off the south bank road. It is a very motivated farming community. Nearly all women work in the rice fields during the rainy season while men have millet and peanut fields. Jali prides itself on its community interest. When a problem arises, everyone meets together at the village "bantaba"- a large wooden sitting area under a shade tree to... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 20th of December 2009
Oct
11

Conclusion of Kounkane Ecole Privee 1 Well Project – Senegal

To read about the start of this project, CLICK HERE The Kounkane Ecole Privee 1 Well Project in Senegal was completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Emily Morris. Emily is proceeding right on to a follow-up project, Kounkane Ecole Privee 2 Well Project. Using the same technology, a similar well will be built at the second school. Emily reports that the well was completed in time for the return of the children to school. The local parents group has mobilized to buy a large... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 11th of October 2009
Aug
26

Kounkane Ecole Privee 1 Well - Senegal

Location Kounkane, Senegal Community Description Kounkane is a village of about 3,000 people. It attracts students from about 35 surrounding communities for education purposes, as it located on the main road, and is relatively large, A few homes have running water, but for the most part everyone relies on wells for their water supply. Project Description Ecole Privee 1 is one of two schools for children who cannot attend the public schools because of either behavioral or learning... + read more
Updated date: Sunday 11th of October 2009
Aug
09

Thiewal Lao Health Post Well Project - Senegal

Location Thiewal Lao, Senegal, located in the Kolda Region in southwest Senegal Community Description Thiewal Lao has a population of approximately 400 people. The survival of the vast majority of people is limited to subsistence farming of the land. The community suffers from periodic drought conditions which impact upon the heath and wellbeing of the population. Project Description This project is to dig and cement a well within a health facility compound. Project funds will... + read more
Updated date: Thursday 1st of October 2009
Aug
15

Conclusion of Portland Cottage Water Tank Project – Jamaica

To read about the beginning of this project, click HERE. This project was successfully completed by Debra Curry, PCV, on August 12, 2009. The project was fully funded by two donors, who prefer to remain anonymous. Debra reports: The total money in Jamaican Jais came to 20,010.00. I purchased (2) 400 gallon water tanks for 9,000 ea. The delivery charge to deliver to the two locations cost 1,000. The last 1,000 was used to buy (2) water spouts for easy access from the tank.... + read more
Updated date: Saturday 5th of September 2009
Sep
01

Completion of Kamsonga Health Center Pump Project – Malawi

To read about the beginning of this project, click HERE . Donations are still being accepted to pay for this project. This project was successfully completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Judy Summers, who is pictured in the last photo of the project page. The pump was promptly installed. Judy reports: "Running water has been restored to the Kamsonga Health Center The medical staff is overjoyed to have this much-needed source of health and safety available agin. The... + read more
Updated date: Tuesday 1st of September 2009
Jul
22

Portland Cottage Water Tank Project - Jamaica

Location Portland Cottage, Jamaica Community Description Portland Cottage is a rural community of 5,000 people, located in the southern parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. The terrain is flat and the infrastructure is very poor. The people of the community rely on fishing, employment at the sugar factory, and other informal employment for meager pay. Most families struggle to survive to put food on the table. Housing is not always safe and some areas do not have running water or... + read more
Updated date: Tuesday 1st of September 2009

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