After many months of meetings and planning, the WATSAN committee in my village and I have finally finished the budget and schedule for the project to be completed February-April 2011. I know it has been a long time since I have written and I have been keeping busy. I promise updates soon but I am leaving for Sikasso (another region in Mali) to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Here is a small summary of the project and a link to donate online:
Many people in my village suffer from diarrheal disease and malaria every year. I am trying to raise money for a project to fix and maintain two water pumps, build 11 latrines and 15 soak pits, and distribute 100 mosquito nets to the village to help prevent these diseases. I am asking for your assistance even if just a few dollars towards this project that will have a major impact on the lives of the people in my village to provide a sustainable drinking water source, sanitation facilities, and bed nets. You may make donations online at this website: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=688-342