Conclusion of Salesatele Freshwater Spring Project – Samoa
This project has been completed, under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Erica Wales. To see the history of the project CLICK HERE.
The project was to create a vaita’ele or freshwater pool within a spring, to be used as a source for clean water for the village.
Erica was at the village on September 29, 2009 when a huge tsunami struck the area. She was fortunate to escape injury by running to higher ground. However,
her house, and that of a neighbor, was destroyed.
She was able to get back to the village and see the project through to completion.
The village covered the spring from contaminants and put rocks around where water came out from the spring to make it a true pool of water for people to collect water. The cover will keep the water clean and free from debris.
We again wish to thank of wurld, Jared & Ruth Honore directors, for funding the project.
Jared & Ruth had the opportunity to visit the project in November, as the village was rebuilding, and see spring first hand. Their personal involvement is a great example of what can be done with an interaction among individual donors, businesses, and those carrying out the project.