Communiqué from Kandale

One of our initiatives for 2019 — to provide Kandale with a safe water supply — has reached a big milestone. We have purchased two polytanks, and they have arrived safely in Kandale thanks to the hard work of Prefet Mwatha, Papa Philippe and Chief Donatien Katoko.

The polytanks were purchased in Kinshasa and are being loaded onto taxis to ferry them to Colette's mother's house, before sending them on to Kandale. All the materials needed for the installation are poking out the back of the tank.

The polytanks were purchased in Kinshasa and are being loaded onto taxis to ferry them to Colette's mother's house, before sending them on to Kandale. All the materials needed for the installation are poking out the back of the tank.

The tanks have been loaded on to 4X4 trucks for the long 750 km journey over poorly paved and dirt roads. Beneath the tanks are welded cages to support the tanks once they are in place. Henri and Chief Donatien Katoko stand with the tanks like proud parents. They left early in the morning to facilitate the journey.

The tanks have been loaded on to 4X4 trucks for the long 750 km journey over poorly paved and dirt roads. Beneath the tanks are welded cages to support the tanks once they are in place. Henri and Chief Donatien Katoko stand with the tanks like proud parents. They left early in the morning to facilitate the journey.

The tanks have arrived after an arduous two-day journey from Kinshasa to Kikwit and then on to Kandale. The gutters are in place on the new multi-purpose education building and await hook up to start storing water before the end of the rainy season.

The tanks have arrived after an arduous two-day journey from Kinshasa to Kikwit and then on to Kandale. The gutters are in place on the new multi-purpose education building and await hook up to start storing water before the end of the rainy season.

The tanks have been installed. We are now on our way to realizing our long-term goal of safe water. The presence of the tanks means the children of Kandale will have to make fewer trips down a steep and dangerous ravine to fetch water at the spring and can instead focus their energies on their school work. The next step will be to install a pumping system to bring water directly from the spring to Kandale. None of this would be possible without your support.  Kisalu ya mbote! (Good work!)

The tanks have been installed. We are now on our way to realizing our long-term goal of safe water. The presence of the tanks means the children of Kandale will have to make fewer trips down a steep and dangerous ravine to fetch water at the spring and can instead focus their energies on their school work. The next step will be to install a pumping system to bring water directly from the spring to Kandale. None of this would be possible without your support.

Kisalu ya mbote! (Good work!)