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Jonathan Blake

OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR WATER FOR AFRICA

I am raising funds for Water For Africa because I visited a Gambian village in need of clean water

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Water For Africa

We provide a unique and sustainable model to provide water for generations in Africa

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PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR THE VILLAGE OF TIABA NYASS IN THE GAMBIA AND KNOW THAT ALL OF YOUR MONEY IS REACHING THE GAMBIA

Our Christmas Lights (featured on Channel 4 in 2015, in their Christmas Eve 8 p.m. broadcast, "My Crazy Christmas Lights") this year will  provide clean, reliable, accessible and fresh water to Tiaba Nyass, a small village in the Gambia that has a population of 890 villagers. I flew to the Gambia in November ( at my own expense) to visit the village, accompanied by Water For Africa,  and am returning in March, 2019.

The Christmas Lights will raise funds to provide a deep bore hole, solar powered water pump, for the village. The solar panels will pump the water continually into tanks raised high above the ground, that will then feed water to strategically placed stand pipes around the village. The villagers will dig the trenches for the piping taking the water to the stand pipes. Your donations will pay for the digging of the bore hole, by Water For Africa Gambian staff, using their drilling rig, the building of the tower to house the water tanks, the water tanks themselves, the water pump, its control unit, the stand pipes and all the piping needed. We will oversee the project ourselves, from start to finish. I visited the Gambian supplier of all the equipment being installed and costed the project. No money is being siphoned off for U.K. salaries or offices. No one in Water For Africa U.K. are paid for their work. It is all voluntary.  The Water For Africa Gambian staff come from, and their families live, in similar villages in which, Water For Africa have previously installed water pumps. When I visit the village, I use my luggage allowance to take donated goods to distribute.   We also intend to remain involved with the village we assist, to maintain the water pump and help provide other needed amenities.

 PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE NECESSARY AMOUNT AND PROVIDE A CHRISTMAS GIFT THAT WILL TRANSFORM LIVES.

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