December 15, 2017 admin

Stove building has started again. Builders are now busy at two schools, Marieni and Kaheusseri. These are schools that we, that is, Ndanu, Maro and myself visited at the end of November,. They are the furthest schools from the main Moshi-Holili road, about 55 kilometers from the tarmac. Work started on Wednesday and Ndanu sent…

November 9, 2017 admin

Here are some photos of the stove building at Mawanda Mkei. The stove is now ready. It took four long days from two builders, Ndanu and Elias to build it (6-9 Nov 2017). The bulk of the funding for this stove came from Andrew, Chris, Wim, Alex and Eija. The school itself contributed about 15%…

October 29, 2017 admin

Rains are complicating and slowing down the tank building work. Covered by a tarpaulin. Outlet for a pipe. Plastering inside. School. Guttering. Starting to cover the tank by the top piece.  

October 24, 2017 admin

Building the floor of the tank. Starting with the sacks that are stretched on top of the wall grid (Florence, Tumaini and Musa). School girl harvesting from a vegetable garden at Mterini primary where the previous tank and stove were built. First the wiremesh and iron bars, then the chicken wire, and then the sacks…

October 22, 2017 admin

Work started yesterday at Mawanda Mkei primary school in Rombo, Tanzania. Ndanu purchased materials during Friday and Saturday. The rest of the builders, that is, Florence, Ernest, Tumaini and Musa, got to the school on Saturday and started building. Here are some photos from Ndanu. Musa preparing the building site. Children inspecting the joints of…

October 1, 2017 admin

Liana has just opened a fundraising campaign to raise funds for building 30 cubic meter rainwater harvesting tanks and firewood saving stoves for schools in Rombo Tanzania. The campaign is here:  https://chuffed.org/project/liana-tanzania-tanks-and-stoves . Water tanks and stoves are built on a cost sharing basis with the schools contributing 15 % of the total cost. One tank of…

September 13, 2017 admin

The stove became ready on 9th September: Click here for the gallery: http://www.liana-ry.org/gallery/mterini-school-stove/ . It took four very long days to build it and a day to buy materials. Its price (incl materials, transport and labour) is 230 euros of which the school paid 41 euros.

September 5, 2017 admin

Ndanu and Tumaini started building a stove for Mterini primary school yesterday on Monday the 4th. The school had earlier finished building a kitchen building. This is a huge improvement altogether for the kitchen standards. Below are some photos sent by Ndanu.    Mterini’s new kitchen building built by the school. The rainwater harvesting tank was…

August 12, 2017 admin

Have a look at the new photo gallery at http://www.liana-ry.org/gallery/30000-liter-tank/. Photos sent by Ndanu during the tank building are now in the gallery. The tank is now ready. It took eight days to build it. It is now watered for a week to cure the cement. Then we wait for the rains! The tank cost just…

August 9, 2017 admin

Back in December, Eija and partners in Tanzania (Maro, Mbelwa, Ndanu) planned a project to help schools in Rombo District of N Tanzania. The aim is to help them get a water tank to harvest rain water, and introduce associated activities on hygiene and the environment.  She has sent proposals for funding to 6 foundations…