March 22, 2020 admin

A week ago on Saturday builders completed a stove for Mlembea primary school in Rombo. This is a fourth stove in a row on the same trip for the fundis, Ndanu, Iddy, Antipasi and Tumaini. The previous week they built at Kiishi, Mengeni and Olele. All four builders remained in Rombo to built this last…

March 13, 2020 admin

Two stoves were completed at the same time this week. They were built in two neighboring schools of Olele primary and Mengeni primary in Rombo. Both were funded by donations from J-P and M. The schools naturally contributed their part of the costs, and hosted and fed the builders. Ndanu and Tumaini built the Mengeni…

March 2, 2020 admin

Stove again! Now at Mengeni secondary school. This is nextdoor to Uruwa secondary where we built a tank in September last year. This tank was funded by Sustainable Global Gardens , SGG (http://www.sustainableglobalgardens.org.uk/). This organisation is a new contact that I got in conjunction with building the stove at Wama funded by the Sherwood Sunrisers…

February 22, 2020 admin

Here are some interesting pictures of the check-dams and terraces from my January visit. After all the difficulties with getting the check-dams (and the gully walls) to endure the pressure of water two of them – the ones that were repaired carefully with some new innovations – have now performed very well. Over 1.5 meters…

February 22, 2020 admin

On Thursday Ndanu transported bricks and other materials for four schools by a large lorry. These are for stove building at Mengeni secondary, Olele primary, Mengeni primary and Mlembea primary. So stove building will be going on continuously for some time. Torstaina Ndanu kuljetti tiilet ja muut materiaalit neljälle koululle isolla kuorma-autolla. Näistä rakennetaan hellat…

February 22, 2020 admin

On monday a stove was completed at Kiishi primary school. Kiishi is higher up on the mountain. We have allowed our stove building work to extend on the slopes of the mountain as wasting firewood is not acceptable anywhere. And getting a smoke free kitchen is of course as important there as anywhere else. (Water…

February 12, 2020 admin

On Friday last week a tank was completed at Mkongea primary school in Mwanga. This was the first of the two school tanks built by Stats4SD funding. In addition, hand washing places will be placed next to toilets and a nursery established by using recycled water. Mkongea is along the little dirt road behind the…

January 4, 2020 admin

On Monday I met Mwanga builders, Ernest, Musa, Daudi and Florens in Moshi town. In 2019 it became ten years since these builders started to build with Liana projects in Mwanga. Since 2009 they have been building water tanks and stoves wherever Liana needs them. But the best part of it is that they continue…

January 4, 2020 admin

A new stove has been completed again. This time in a place where we have not yet worked before, Maili sita. It is six miles from Moshi towards Arusha. The head teacher from the school, Fountain of Hope, contacted Ndanu sometimes mid December and requested for a stove, and eager as Ndanu is, he started…

December 16, 2019 admin

The following is an email from Miika, Liana’s long-term Vice-chair: “This year I would like to support the construction of two water tanks in Tz. I have today deposited 1600e to the Liana account.  I wish to construct these tanks – one in memory of my grandmother Toini Mäkelä and the other in memory of…