August 4, 2011
We are happy to announce that our second project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be a hand-pump well for the entire Kalebuka community! The well will ensure fresh clean water for all the villagers, the majority of whom depend on water-demanding activities, such as subsistence farming and cattle herding.
The Kalebuka community, in the country’s southeastern Katanga province, is currently enjoying clean water from our first project with the Georges Malaika Foundation and Solutions for Africa, at the site of the GMF School for Girls, the first girls’ school in the region. After the school opens later this month, however, that well will be solely for the school’s use, so the new well will serve the rest of the residents.
This project will be funded through our [intlink id=”77″ type=”page”]Give A Drop[/intlink]partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite.