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This project aims to eliminate poverty in East Kenya "One Village At A Time".The Sunshine Coast-Sechelt Rotary Club has adopted Ndandini Village, a very poor area that has suffered from drought for 10 years. It has no source of potable water, no electricity, no health care within walking distance, and a very basic primary school.We have several projects, from $10/day to $40,000, with very specific deliverables. We will be providing feedback on our progress on this site. Donors are also welcome to visit Ndandini Village on their next trip to Kenya. Its a wonderful way to see your dollars at work benefiting mankind in a very real way.
In September 2007 a group of travellers from BC visited Ndandini, bringing gifts for the 200 children and books for the school. They also bought flour and rice for the villagers from local suppliers and enough mosquito nets to protect the entire village of 500 people. It was a life-changing experience for both the visitors and the villagers. Imagine rounding the corner and being met by 500 people waiting for you! Imagine being the first white people to visit a village. Imagine receiving letters from the village council telling you how your visit had impacted the very social attitude of the village - giving them hope, because they now think that someone cares about them!
You can help this village with your donation.The projects are:1. $200 buys a solar powered lighting system for a village family hut. It is provided as a microfinancing loan, paid back within a year. At the end of a year a second system can be then bought. By the end of 3 years your $200 has resulted in 4 families having light in their home! Each home with solar lights has much improved interior air quality and with dependable lighting children have the opportunity to do schoolwork at home.2. $25 buys a solar cooker for a family, again provided as a microfinanced loan. Each cooker reduces time to collect firewood and helps the environment.
3. $1500 buys a solar powered LCD TV/DVD system for a school that has no electricity. Now educational dvd's can be mailed inexpensively for school use and even for vocational training and social/healthcare awareness for the entire village.4. $10000 to $40000 provides a deep drilled well for dependable potable water for the village of 500 people. As well as drinking water, it opens the possibility of crop irrigation to help the villagers increase the amount of food they try to grow to feed their family and perhaps even to sell for some income. Currently women walk miles every day to dig in a dry riverbed to try to find water for their family. Imagine what community benefit there can be with the hours of time that would be freed up, allowing the ladies to spend more time raising their family and tending to their garden, not to mention the health benefits of disease-free potable water.5. $10/day or $3000 per year provides a nourishing noon meal to 200 schoolchildren. Many now arrive at school hungry as their family has no food and no money. In addition to helping with the health problems that malnutrition brings, helping to remove the stigma of not being able to pay for the school lunch program has a big impact on a child's self esteem and morale.There is a project for everyone. For more information email email@example.com .
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