First of all, how wonderful if we got such a gift!! Amazing.
We have four ideas and I want to ask for your opinions.
We could spend the money on any of these projects, which do you think would be most useful?
At the moment our new Children's Centre building has a pit latrine, basically a hole in the ground. We are in partnership with a local group who would provide a 'toilet block' based on the African dry toilet system. This would not only improve toilet hygiene but also provide fertiliser for the crops.
The village is very remote and transport links with such services as the hospital, the Tarmac road and the nearest town are very difficult so the provision of a boat with an outboard motor, based in the village and owned by a cooperative would provide improved links and income for the cooperative
One aspect of our project is aimed at sustainability through income generation. We have many ideas for job creation but we need money for training in various skills and finance for start up businesses
The nearest hospital is a difficult journey of two and half hours away by boat and by foot. We want to be able to provide training and facilities for a health worker in the village.
What would you advise us to spend £5000 on?
I really want to know, so either comment on the blog or on Facebook. Thankyou so much.