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£5,130raised of £3,000 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,130 to fund the refurb & fit out of the Pikilily workshop! Where women apprentices will learn motorcycle maintenance & serve the local communities

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    Mwanza, Mwanza Region, Tanzania
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    Funded on Tuesday, 15th November 2016

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    Happy days - Pikilily (www.pikilily.com) now has a workshop space near Lake Victoria in Mwanza, Tanzania, just a stone's throw from town!

    This workshop will provide a place for women apprentices to learn their very first motorcycle maintenance skills and before too long, open the gates to paying customers, enabling them to earn an income.

    Many of our customers will come from the 4000 motorcycle taxi drivers in Mwanza, who are in great need of a reliable, safe & good value motorcycle maintenance service - impossible to find at present. Consequently right now, poor maintenance is costing riders precious time and take-home pay, but also sadly too often, their own lives and that of their paying passengers.

    We can't wait to help & get started in our workshop but first, we need to raise some money to make it possible!

    We need to raise £500 to complete the refurb of the workshop. This would pay for watertight roof on entire premises, secure door and metal grill window to store room plus gates to main entrance, levelling & concrete the floor smooth in apprentice working area, fitting seating & working space in training room/office area and painting the Pikilily mural.

    In addition, we need to raise the funds to pay the next 12 months worth of rent - its £50 a month.

    We need tools, materials and equipment to equip each of the 5 workbenches in the apprentice area. The list is long but to give you an idea, a spanner would cost roughly £5, pliers £10, brake bleeding kit £30, set of torque wrenches £50 and in my wildest dreams (!), a hydraulic bench would cost £350.

    To say thank you, a "Wall of Thanks" will form the backdrop to our work area. Names, countries & messages of support of those donating to this campaign will be written on there, nestled around our Pikilily logo mural, reminding us each day of our friends across the globe who helped make this community project possible. The wall will appear in our upcoming regular workshop vlogs!

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    • Claire Elsdona year ago
      Claire Elsdon

      Claire Elsdon

      a year ago

      The 13th Pikilily workshop diary is out....and at long last, we have a floor!! Tomorrow is the final day of this Crowdfunding campaign and I'm really excited and grateful that all you fine folks raised over £5,000 - thank you so much! 😀😀😀😀

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    • Claire Elsdona year ago
      Claire Elsdon

      Claire Elsdon

      a year ago

      The latest Pikilily video diary is out - after witnessing something very difficult last Friday afternoon and a whole lot of thinking and processing later, I think I've worked out what to do with what I saw. I've explained the thinking in today's diary, but would really appreciate your thoughts and feedback - seems like Pikilily may have more work to do.... thanks x

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    • Claire Elsdona year ago
      Claire Elsdon

      Claire Elsdon

      a year ago

      The latest video diary is out! Yesterday, I voyaged to Sengerema to find out about some rather sorry looking motorcycle ambulances, that had previously helped local, rural women be brought into the district hospital if they were having problems in labour etc. These days however, they aren't running, so I went to have a chat with the man in charge to see if Pikilily could help bring them back to life. Enjoy! PS - one correction - when I said monthly, I meant quarterly!

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    • All Saints School, Weymouth

      All Saints School, Weymouth

      Nov 15, 2016

      Hi Claire, we are so pleased that you are getting the support that you deserve with this project. We all send our very best wishes.

      £50.00

    • Hilary

      Hilary

      Nov 14, 2016

      Can't wait until you open your doors in Mwanza, Claire! :)

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 8, 2016

      £10.00

    • Sudbury Court Running Club

      Sudbury Court Running Club

      Nov 1, 2016

      Åsa, Happy Birthday to a very special member of Sudbury Court Running Club! XXX

      £10.00

    • Sapna Swaly

      Sapna Swaly

      Nov 1, 2016

      Well done asa! You are amazing and an inspiration! Happy running! Xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 1, 2016

      Happy Birthday Åsa! What a great idea! Love from Alan and Ellen.

      £50.00

    • Mathias

      Mathias

      Oct 31, 2016

      Stort Grattis Åsa! Nu är du nästan vuxen. Hoppas du får en riktigt fin dag!Kramar Mathias med familj

      £50.00

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