Peace Corps Partnership Program

https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=13-411-002

New Project!

We are still actively working on the composting piggery project, construction will start next week. With the beginning of construction will come a new post updating you about all the goodness going on there. This however,  is a post about a new project!

If you look back through the archives you will see a post entitled “Water Project” which details exactly what this project will cover. Due to changes in the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) application form, my original submission was sent back to me for revisions. Finally the project was approved by allthe appropriate people and now its up to the public to fund it!

I hate to ask for money, but. Well. We need money.

The way PCPP works is that projects are publicly funded by people we (volunteers) know back home- that means all of you wonderful people! Now don’t you feel special?

The great thing about PCPP, as opposed to other organizations and NGO’s  that take a percentage of your donation for overhead, is that 100% (you heard me correctly folks!) of your donation comes straight to the village to help us ensure a steady supply of clean water! Who could ask for something better than that.

Your donations are also tax deductible, guilt-free, calorie free (as opposed to those Girl Scout cookies we all hunt down once a year), and again, come straight here to the village where we need it the most.

I humbly ask you to help in any way possible. If its $1 that’s great! Just to show you I’m not joking, here is what you would be purchasing for us with a certain donations:

$3- 1 Meter Metal Screening for our biofilters

$6- 1 50mm Valve Socket

$10- 1 bag (50kg) Cement

$30- 1 2″ Strainer to filter things out

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Well after those donation levels we get up to the big ticket items which are our water tanks. Two 10,000 liter water tanks for water storage and one 5,000 liter water tank for filtration. The 10,000 liter tanks cost approximately $900 USD a piece.

 

So, once again. Every little bit helps ensure the availability of clean drinking water for this village for their future. A big thank you in advance, and please follow this link, post it on facebook, tell your friends!

https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=13-411-002

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2 responses to “Peace Corps Partnership Program

  1. Jo Recht

    Hi, Samantha. I have become a devoted fan of your blog, and I am hoping that we can correspond via email. I love reading about your experiences in the village, and your unfailing insights and humor. I have been in Fiji before (with a very brief visit to Ovalau) and will be in Viti Levu this July with my family. I have sent you a skype message, and hope that you can reply. In the meantime, I tried to make a donation to the water project, but when I click on the link, it takes me to a site which doesn’t seem to recognize your project. What am I doing wrong? Hoping to hear from you! — Jo Recht

    • Thank you for your continued support and devoted reading of my blog! I admit it can be a hodge-podge of random insights but I’m glad people find value in it. The PCPP project was actually fully funded! That is why the link no longer is available on the Peace Corps website. Thank you for your desire to help with the project! It means the world to this village. You can certainly correspond with me via email (russels8@gmail.com) and if I am around Viti Levu in July it would be great to meet up! I will respond to your request on skype next time I log on. Thank you again for your support! Samantha

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