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Video on well project shown

Rotary to hear about ‘basic survival’ in Tanzanian village

April 20, 2008
The Maui News
KAHULUI — The creation of a well in an impoverished Tanzanian village and the effort to put in another will be the topic of a program Thursday at the Rotary Club of Maui meeting.

The event will start at noon at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at Maui Community College. The public is invited. Lunch will cost $20.

Jacqueline Simone Ambrose will show “The Carina Water Wells, Tabora Tanzania” video that she filmed and produced with

assistance from Mike Knowles of Millennium Films of Maui. She also will answer questions.

The video documents an Inonwela village water-and-sanitation project that was funded by International Orthodox Christian Charities, a faith-based Dutch organization.

The project addressed “basic survival,” she said. The fresh water helps minimize diseases. Without nearby access to water, women can spend a half-day getting water elsewhere, which means children will miss school and the cycle of poverty will continue.

Latrines are being built as part of the sanitation effort.

Ambrose was born in England. Her family immigrated to Tanzania in 1949, and she lived there until 1972.

Ambrose is trying to raise $10,000 to put in another well.

A New Hampshire chapter of the American Society of Dowsers has agreed to be a pass-through agent for the money that is raised.

Ambrose is trying to find a Rotary Club in Tanzania to act as a recipient of Rotary funds.
 
 
 

 

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