September 5, 2019 admin

A water tank and gutters were completed at Kitongoria primary school on the 4th of September. Kitongoria primary has also earlier obtained a stove and hand washing kits through Liana. The tank was built by Ndanu, Iddy, Antipas and Mandela. Gutters were built by Daudi. It is interesting that all the tank builders except Ndanu…

August 11, 2019 admin

The Finnish patent and registration office has now approved the new rules (constitution) of Liana. The two main changes are the following: The rules give us a better balance between improving the state of the environmental and improving human livelihoods We can accept as a regular member anyone who has adequate knowledge and skills to…

July 25, 2019 admin

(Alla suomeksi) The the day before yesterday a stove was completed at Kanji primary school in Moshi. The school also wanted two hand washing kits to be placed near the toilets. Kanji primary school is on the higher slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro almost next to the forest boundary. We have not been working here before,…

July 14, 2019 admin

The difference made by enthusiasm Today I had that rare treat of a day in the field with two people of energy and inspiration who are making a positive difference to their local environment. The background: In 2018 Liana obtained a small grant from Stats4SD to support the community of Yam Makaa in reversing the…

June 24, 2019 admin

Again a stove got built. This time to Mtikome primary school in Rombo. It was built by Ndanu and Tumaini. The school also requested to buy two hand washing kits. The stove was funded – in addition to the school’s own contribution – by Andrew, Chris, Nuru and Ritva. Later the school wants to build…

June 17, 2019 admin

Here are some photos of the huge effort in Yam Makaa to repair the damage caused by the extra heavy rain in late April (Eija’s and Ric’s neigbours from Moshi measured over 30 cm of rain that one night and over 160 cm the following night). It looks like that this project became mainly a…

June 1, 2019 admin

In the past annual meeting Liana decided to make a change in its rules. The change will have a better balance between improving the state of the environment and human well-being, and it allows people who are not ‘development professionals’ to join the organisation. With the rule change the organization will be more open to…

May 26, 2019 admin

Two stoves were completed on Friday. They were build for two neighboring primary schools of Mokoro and Kingachi. Kingachi stove was build by Ndanu and Elias and Mokoro stove by Musa and Antipas. Kingachi stove was funded by Andrew, Sirpa and Timo, Mokoro was funded by Karisjärvi Friends’ club (Karisjärven ystäväkerho). Thank you to all…

May 5, 2019 admin

Ndanu organized a team of two builders to build a stove at Testimoni primary school. This school is around the boundary of Moshi and Mwanga district, not in Rombo district. We had a stove project in the area some years ago and we build several kinds of stoves for schools and households. So the teachers…