After being lovingly packed into a suitcase by Christine, the Berkey water purifier has been safely installed at Mayega. It is miraculous the way the muddy lake water (it is particularly bad at this time of year due to the rains) is filtered into sparkling drinking water. The children still have to fill buckets from the lake, with risks of bilharzia, hippos and crocs, but progress is being made on a piped water supply.
John said the lake water looked like Mersey river water of his childhood – good he can still remember that far back! We were worried that the Berkey may change the taste of the water or the children might be suspicious of it.
No such problems and Christine drank the first glass for added reassurance. Thanks to all who contributed to ‘Walk Moray’ and made clean drinking water at Mayega possible.