The kitchen project is still an ongoing project. We have already been able to do a lot in 2 of the kitchens and we wanted to make sure we kept you up to date. In one of the kitchens the wooden cupboard doors were rotten all the way through causing the kitchen to look shabby and be unhygienic. We have now replaced the wood with aluminum and its looks nice and is easy to keep clean.
Another kitchen needed new countertops. The old ones had broken tiles that were quite sharp and dangerous. It was also very unhygienic because food would get stuck in the cracks.
In the third kitchen we have recently been able to replace the old asbestos roof and are currently working on replacing the drainage system. When that is done we can start working on replacing the counters and the floor. We are getting it done a bit at a time.
All in all a lot has already improved and because we now have all the necessary finances we can continue the work.
We want to thank everyone who donated towards this project!
These days more and more schools, especially in more advanced education, are starting to require that schoolwork and homework are done on a computer. The best thing to do in that case is buy a laptop. They are portable which means you can take them with you to school to use in class to take notes and you can take it back home to do homework. Sometimes projects have to be completed with videos and information. Not too long ago we received donations that enabled us to buy 2 laptops and after installing the necessary software we gave them to the girls that needed them. You should’ve seen how happy they were. It really is a big blessing and we want to thank you for your help in providing the necessary tools for the girls to have a quality education.
New coat of paint
This is a big job that isn’t going to be finished quickly but over the past year we have been able to make some great progress and we are now about half-way. Because it is a much-needed paint job you can really see the look of the buildings improve as we make progress. We have now received enough donations to pay for the entire paint-job. We are incredibly thankful for all the donations we have received for this project. We are happy to be able to make the houses that the girls live in look nice and maintain them well. This allows them to live in a place they can truly call home.
We are extremely grateful that we were able to replace our old water filters. We were getting worried about our water filters because they were old to the point that they could’ve broken at any time. They were rusty beyond repair, with little holes appearing throughout the structure. Most of the small holes we were able to fix by welding them shut but the holes kept getting bigger. It was only a matter of time until they would’ve broken down completely. The water company that originally supplied our water system had been warning us to replace it for some time now but in order to do that you need finances. In the past 6 months we received all the necessary finances from several different sponsors allowing us to replace our old water filters and put them on a new concrete floor and under a new roof to protect everything from the elements.
We want to thank everyone who donated towards replacing our water filters!
In November of 2017 we were able to purchase three new motorcycles after we received a huge donation for this project. The girls are really happy that they can now go to school by themselves on motorcycles that actually work. Previously we had two very old motorcycles that barely worked and the girls would often be stranded next to the highway with a motorcycle that had broken down. If, as a young lady, your motorcycle breaks down in the middle of the night you are not a happy camper. Another reason for getting more new motorcycles was that we had gotten to the point where we had more girls that had gotten their motorcycle driver’s license and they all had different school schedules. We are truly thankful for the donations towards the three new motorcycles.