The work of Busega Scotland relies on the hard work and generosity of many people and organisations. Some money is raised to be used in very specific ways.
In Mayega, the two thousand villagers were without piped water until early 2019, when the Mayega Water Project connected up the mains supply. The water project is a collaboration between the village, Busega Scotland, Busega District Council and the Rotary Club of Elgin.
We are delighted to announce, that the project has been awarded a grant of £5688 from the Rotary Club of Elgin and Rotary District 1010, to construct a kitchen at Mayega Children’s Centre and complete the installation of standpipes across Mayega village.
The provision of these simple services is having a transforming effect on the lives of youngsters at the children’s centre, the primary school and local families. As well as being time consuming, there are risks in collecting water from Lake Victoria; the disease bilharzia is endemic, and attacks from hippos and crocodiles are possible. The water at the lakeside is also dirty.
To raise money for the project, a Valentine Gin and Prosecco Night will be held at Johnstons Woollen Mill in Elgin on Friday 15th February. Hosted by Elgin Rotary Club and Busega Scotland, there will be drinks, a buffet, auction, raffle and musical entertainment.
It is the generosity of Elgin Rotarians and Johnstons, in making their venue available, that supports colleagues many thousands of miles away in Tanzania, who are themselves dedicated to improving the lives of villagers in Mayega.