This is where you come in. We need your support to raise $50,000. And this year, we have a generous donor who will be matching funds up to $50,000. The Mains'l Mission Team will be journeying to Zimbabwe in September. We will be working alongside community members in a variety of ways:
- Putting in bore holes and/or equipment for much needed water (boreholes average $10,000 each)
- Beginning plans and construction for another classroom in a rural area of Mgadla (the first classroom we constructed cost approximately $35,000)
- Conservation efforts to keep wild animals in balance with farm animals. With little tourism, the big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) have overrun villages and towns. These animals are threatened by community members, who are eliminating them to protect their livestock. Without these efforts, game viewing is lessened and tourism suffers (Bomas cost around $1200 each, which keeps cattle safe at night from predators: lions, hyenas, cheetah)
- Antipoaching efforts: Includes job opportunities, as well as protecting and preserving the wildlife that often becomes threatened or endangered (education, security, and tracking initiatives - building fences around national game parks cost of average of $3000 per kilometer/.62 miles)
- Capital improvements and maintenance on existing structures (Old Age Homes, orphanages and schools are in dire need of repairs - average $10,000 per structure)
- Supporting start ups for local micro-businesses for sustainable income, such as bread making, chicken and goat farming, structures for artists to display their crafts of wood carvings and more for tourism purchases ($2,000 per microbusiness average)
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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