Fresh Clean Water arrives at the N'Giresi
The second phase of the project was to get
water down to the secondary school.
Again, our partner was the Rotary Club of
Arusha Mount Meru.
Unfortunately, this project experienced many
Firstly, we had been offered a grant from
District1260 but due to a change in rules
from Rotary International in that the receiving
District was in a 'New Vision pilot scheme',
we could not receive the grant so we raised
all the funding ourselves.
Secondly, the timescales slipped dramatically
(heavy rains contributed to this) and there
were very few progress reports.
Thirdly, we were eventually told that there
was some major dispute in the village as
some of the pipework had been redirected
to several homes rather than make its way
to the secondary school. My view is that
these villagers have been very foolish and
selfish as no-one would want to give funds
to their village in the future if it does
not benefit those to who it is in intended,
therefore all of the villagers will suffer
as a result. (This is sad because we had
hoped to form a long term alliance and had
raised large funds sufficient for many major
projects far into the future - but now it
will not happen).
With the help of Rotarian Faye Cran, who
had a meeting with the Elders, the project
was finally finished.
After many requests, we finally received
some photos of a water tower. Although they
do not show the children with their new supply
of water, we very much hope they are happy
and will be more appreciative than their
elders to work for the good of all in the
This project was funded by three Rotary Clubs
in England – Hemel Hempstead, Exeter
Southernhay and Berkhampstead Bulbourne.
It was funded in October 2010, completed
in June 2012.
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