Arnold and Valerie Barrow have left Tanzania after a very successful trip. Their efforts in Mayega have seen a kitchen constructed at the Children’s Centre and five new distribution points (DP’s or standpipes) positioned across the village, bringing piped water to the sub villages and dispensary. The work, as part of the Mayega Water Project, is in collaboration with Busega District Council and Rotary District 1010, back in Scotland.
Arnold and Valerie used the generous donations from their own supporters to undertake important maintenance tasks at the Centre. This included repair and realignment of guttering, floor repairs in the girls’ dormitory and refurbishment of the outside toilet and shower block. The Barrows may be too modest to say it themselves but this must have been the most beneficial trip of the five they have undertaken. Massive thanks for all they have achieved.
Soon after Arnold and Valerie left Mwanza, John and Christine arrived with their own extensive itinerary. Having said all that, we should never forget the week in, week out contributions of our ten local colleagues, who keep the projects going most magnificently. This model, of combining the knowledge, skills and experience from two very different continents and cultures, is serving Busega Scotland well. All together – staff, supporters and volunteers – we are making a difference.