Project details

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AMANZI
4
ALL

Title

AMANZI 4 ALL

The project owner

Lucas Verboom

Location

  • Jeffrey's Bay
  • Jeffrey's Bay
  • South Africa

Goal summary

60% to 80% percent of all health issues in Africa are related to low quality or availability of drinking water. Jeffrey's Bay and the local township at the South-African East Cape has increased its population dramatically over the last couple of years. However, water supply remained the same. On top of that: because of the increased demand the process is accelerated, leaving chemicals in the drinking water. Our goal is to provide clean, chemical-free, and fresh drinking water for the children and their families in the townships.

Project summary

Water (AMANZI) is the source of life! When it rains all the farming chemicals that are used in the district of Hankey run down into the lake by the dam, which is the source of Jeffrey's Bay’s water supply. We want to change this. With this project we will directly influence the health and living conditions of over 1000 children and adults. We believe that we will indirectly reach thousands of others by creating a better health and future for the lives of the local children and their families.

How

In cooperation with the company Absolutely Water we will be building high quality and long-term sustainable purification systems with distribution stations in five different facilities. Three systems will be installed in schools of Victory4All: a daycare and play school, a primary school and a school for mentally disabled and alcohol syndrome suffering children. We will also install a 3-phase filter system in a bakery and soup kitchen that is used too feed these children and their families. Finally, we will be installing a purification system in the healthy Mom&Baby clinic, which offers free pre- and postnatal care and advice to young mothers and their children from surrounding villages.

Beneficiaries

  • 1000
  • The V4All schools have over 500 children. These children will be able to drink clean water at school and bring big jugs of clean drinking water to their homes. The bakery and soup kitchen makes meals every week for the families, kids in the schools and for many other projects. The Healthy Mom&Baby clinic provides help and care to almost all the newborn babies and their mothers in Jeffrey's Bay. The project will be accomplished, after all the money has been raised, by buying all the required systems which we have chosen to use after extensive research. A friend of mine will be installing the systems and maintaining them in the years to come for free. Also will the local retailer help out as much as he can because he believes in this project. We will be approaching the national supplier of these systems for a generous discount and material for teaching the community the importance of clean drinking water. We hope to accomplish the project by the beginning of juli. at this time the Billabong Pro, a international surfing contest, will be held here in Jeffreys bay and we are hoping to get the support of some of the top surfers of the world to help us open this project when accomplished.
  • Mixed

Why (Project owners drive)

Water is the source of life! Where better to start then there. I know all the children and their families personally, I have to do something to improve their situation.

Relation between the project partner (excecution) and the project owner (fundraising)

Friends

Project organization

  • Victory4All
  • http://victory4all.com
  • Founded by a Dutch couple 12 years ago. Focus on reaching out to the people in the township by working with the next generation in school.

Budget

€4,200

Phases

  1. Amanzi 4 All

    • Buying the water purification systems and installing them.
    • €4,000
    • 1 week