Merry Christmas from the Philippines

December 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Just in time for Christmas, here’s an update from Trivani’s work in the Philippines. Erwin Boiser, our in-country director, sent a note this morning and I thought we’d pass it on. Happy Holidays!-cp

“Kapatid (Megan) How are you? Me and my family are excited for tonight. You see here in the Philippines we wait for the 12 midnight to celebrate Christmas Dinner or “nuche buena” we have prepared our favorite dish for this once a year feast.

Quick update for the 2nd water system. We have just finished it yesterday after testing all pipes. and happy to say that all systems are good to go. On monday after cleaning I will shoot pictures for the report. Unfortunately the kids are already in their Christmas Break and only few people will attend the turn over ceremony hopefully on monday.
This water system was a tough nut to crack as we had so many problem looking for the leak(the water system will fail to suck water if their is a little leak somewhere) and finally we have located it and was able to make it suck water for the first time yesterday. The teachers where so happy to let me know that finally the water flowed in the pipes that will bless 550 kids excluding the teachers working in POO Elementary School. I was showered with thanks and gratitude and I would like to share that to the entire group. I am now working for additional personnel from the local officials to at least help us safeguard the facility against theft.
Regarding the turning of the the system into a self sustaining income generating activity, I am still in a look out for a water potable enough to be use for cooking. The existing water systems that we have right unfortunately is so saline that it can’t be used for cooking. It is just good enough to water the plants and wash clothes and hands but the system have revived so many wash rooms for the kids that now totals to a little over 1200 pupils having accesses to clean water for their gardens, wash rooms and washing needs which was a scarcity before.
More pictures and updates on monday.
Erwin Boiser

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