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  1. VIDEO: turning on the water

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    Following the success of last year's pipework to supply the Kichao village in Mweka, we have now been asked to help with a neighbouring project whereby 37 families have no clean water supply – the solution is to set-up storage tanks so that in times of less water they can fill up overnight in order to make supply the following day.

    So we' have been installing 2x 5,000 litre tanks in order to supply the village of Kifura Sawmill in Mweka.

    Here is a short video of the first families turning on the taps!

     

  2. Maji

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    Maji (water, in Swahili) is something we all take for granted here in the UK, yet it is essential to life, and our absolute privilege to live in a time and place where it is clean, drinkable and available all of the time at the turn of a tap.

    And now this is something we are increasingly humbled to be a part of in Tanzania – providing fresh, clean drinking water to families on the beautiful Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    The glacier is melting as we have witnessed with our own eyes, and an increasing population, combined with increased farming is putting greater demand on a dwindling resource. 

    Kili Coffee

    Following the success of last year's pipework to supply the Kichao village in Mweka, we have now been asked to help with a neighbouring project whereby 37 families have no clean water supply – the solution is to set-up storage tanks so that in times of less water they can fill up overnight in order to make supply the following day.

    water tank

    So we'll be installing 2x 5,000 litre tanks similar to this in order to supply the village of Kifura Sawmill in Mweka.

    Digging and preparation work is happening now and we should get some photos of completed work in the next few months. And I'll be sure to see the work on my next visit myself.

    Ethical Addictions is now 10 years old and I'm genuinely surprised and humbled that drinking good coffee would have led to this and the other things we get to do.

    Thanks everyone for being part of this.

     

    Here's to making a difference together,

     

    Ian & EATeam

     

     

  3. Students Update: Kira Farm, Uganda.

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    Updates recently from Beckham and Dorcas (students we had sponsored through Kira Farm with Amigos):
    Such encouragement to hear they are thankful for their training and opportunities. Both have returned home to implement their learning and start businesses (farming and building). Life remains tough but they feel they have hope and a future now. 
    Humbling, but also reminds us that little by little we can seed hope. We can make a difference, even if it is small for one person, we all can do something.

    This is Dorcas in her new rice field
    Dorcus in her rice garden.

    The full update from Beckham can be read here, and from Dorcas here

  4. Here's the video we promised of the water being turned on in the village

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  5. You did this!!

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    Do you remember we told you about Kichao village, Mweka, Tanzania?

    With no access to clean water, they had to walk 1-2km, 5 or 6 times every day to collect water for washing, drinking, cooking, cleaning and their animals, and it wasn't even clean water!  Well, with your help, we have caught, treated and piped water straight into the village and changed the lives of nearly 100 families!  

    26 families have even already made their own connection so they have their own tap.

    It wasn't without it's difficulties and couldn't have been done without the help of excellent people at Machare Farm. We've learned a lot from the project, and now with your continued support EA has plans to continue this project into other villages.

    Humbling, and life-changing.

    Thank you for helping to make dreams reality!  

    Here's a quick water project slideshow - video and more photos soon...