We have had a huge amount of support from everyone locally for our filter project. Enough money has been raised here to buy 200 filters. This has been ‘match funded’ by a water engineer friend of ours who goes to Rwanda often and has just come back from a visit there. The result is that, between us and another water filter project in the area with whom we are collaborating, enough filters will be distributed to provide safe drinking water for most of Nkombo Island, one of the poorest parts of Rwanda. That’s 18000 people!! A wonderful outcome from a small beginning, and all possible because of the generosity of so many of you in the Glaven Valley. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated money or has helped in the fund-raising!
The job’s not finished, though. Now we need to fund the purchase of at least 6 ‘community’ filters – big ones that can serve 500 people or so each – to give to our friends in the Congo.