Eva Demaya Wandeltocht 2018

Save drinking water

Mkama school borehole (1) (Large) Recently, the Eva Demaya Centre has helped two communities near the centre with the supply of safe drinking water.
In Mkama 60 families depend for their drinking water on a hand pump, but this has not been working for over 2 years.
Mkama is a village about 10 miles north-east of the centre and is located behind a large estate owned by foreigners and where an irrigation system operates. The Eva Demaya Centre asked the owners to provide a water pipeline to Mkama, but there was no positive response.
To help the community of Mkama out of this situation of insufficient water supply, the Centre took care of the repair of the existing hand pump. All families of Mkama now benefit from the availability of drinking water.Mapanganya tap (1) (Large)

From the village of Mapaganya, bordering on the Centre, people have been coming to the Centre almost daily to fetch water.
At the request of the community chief of Mapaganya, the Centre provided a pipeline and a tap for the village. The inhabitants now have their own water supply and work at the Centre can now continue undisturbed by such extra demands on its resources.

Eva Demaya Wandeltocht 2018

New bridge keeps way open

In Burururi, a remote area in the catchment area of the Eva Demaya Centre, the Centre helped the community in building a bridge.

During the rain season the sandy road is impassable, because a large brook is streaming over the road. Passing the road becomes a very dangerous action, and prevents children from going to school, and others from going out for a visit to the hospital or getting supplies.

Opening Bururuji bridge 08 2014 (6) (Custom)With this new bridge, the children can pass safely to their schools and people can travel more easily for doing their daily work or when they need medical assistance.

The bridge is strong enough to carry ox wagons and cars. This is important because now it becomes economically viable for a trader to arrange public transportation for this area. Also farmers can more easily transport their own products with a pickup car or a ox wagon.

The whole community of Burururi is very pleased with the new bridge. Jacqueline attended the festive opening in August.