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Bergnek- July 2017

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:55 am

Bergnek- July 2017

You may be wondering just what the women of Bergnek have been up to..

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It's been a while since we last communicated through our GG Portal and we apologize for the absence. Unfortunately, our email server was hijacked last year and it took as some time to recover it. Good news is, we are back on track and have put additional security measures in place to prevent that happening again and at the same time we also had our web site updated.

 

The women of GirlStuff.Period have been busy as usual, and they have not waivered once in building and growing their business. As orders are becoming more consistent they have developed a plan to expand their production and hire a few more staff, based on a bigger project the team is bidding on.

 

The team continue to provide donated menstrual kits to girls who simply cannot afford to buy them and this accounts for about 15% of production, which is a big number and hence the continued need for donations to help offset the costs of the donated menstrual kits.

 

Spread the word: Help make 2017 another great year for The GirlStuff.Period women entrepreneurs

 

Please consider forwarding this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

 

You should be proud of how you’ve helped the Bergnek Community.

 

GRATITUDE

 

Whatever you decide, please do it today! The girls, women and children we serve extend a warm smile and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your support. We are all grateful for your support. Please remember to forward this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

 

With our deepest Gratitude,

 

The My Arms Wide Open Family of Communities

 

P.S. Watch for us on GlobalGiving Bonus Day, July 14, 2017

 

One Brick at a Time

We went silent for a bit

It's been a while since we last communicated through our GG Portal. Unfortunately, our email server was hijacked last year and it took as some time to recover it. Good news is, we are back on track and have put additional security measures in place to prevent that happening again.

What's been happening in Bergnek?

Since we last communicated there's been some great advances in the Bergnek Community and the related projects in the One Brick at a Time portfolio. We have successfully reestablished three wells in the community and are just waiting for the power utility to complete connections and the water per person will be up to 5 gallons a day, which is up from 1 gallon previously. Engineers Without Borders, Houston Chapter has been a tremendous partner.

Now that the water project is i place we are also looking at an additional water source to supply new businesses in the community including the brick-making business and the grocery store we are working on. There is a lot of excitement about these two undertakings as it means up to an additional 20 full time jobs in the community. Keep in mind that Bergnek is a community of only 1,800 people.

“I can’t believe this is really happening!” Says Keabetswe, “It has been a long road to get the water project this far, and now it is really here. It makes me cry for happiness.”

Keabetswe Mosumane

More to come

There is a lot more to come of course and your generosity has helped get us to the point we are at now. Help us spread the word and take next steps. Please consider forwarding this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

You should be proud of how you’ve helped the Bergnek Community.

Help make 2017 another great year for Bergnek

When our server was hijacked we were extremely fortunate to receive the we donation needed to get The Bergnek Water Project done. Now we are moving on to the next phases of the project that deal with healthcare and small business.

GRATITUDE

Whatever you decide, please do it today! The girls, women and children we serve extend a warm smile and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your support. We are all grateful for your support. Please remember to forward this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

 

With our deepest Gratitude,

The My Arms Wide Open Family of Communities

P.S. Watch for us on GlobalGiving Bonus Day, July 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

My World in a Garden Where ever did we go…?

Where did we go?

It's been a while since we last communicated through our GG Portal and we want to apologize for the extended absence. Unfortunately, our server was hijacked last year and it took as some time to recover it. Good news is, we are back on track and have put additional security measures in place to prevent that happening again and at the same time we also had our web site updated. Take a look and see what you think. We'd love your feedback and insights.

Since we last had a chance to send you an update the Bergnek Community gardeners have been working hard on increasing production and looking at new opportunities. The most exciting of which, is an opportunity the gardeners uncovered to be able to purchase a plot of land adjacent to the community.

Why is that so exciting, you ask?

Well, with water regulations in South Africa, you can't transport water across property lines without a special permit, however if the community acquires the land they not only get more land to work with, they also get a really sustainable and reliable water source that can supply both their crops and the community, because after the acquisition It will be a contiguous part of the community. With water scarcity being top of mind for so many in Africa, this is a big win. Our next project is to help the agricultural team in Bergnek compete the acquisition, and we’ll be sure to keep you, our wonderful supporters and donors, in the loop on developments.

More to come

There is a lot more to come, as you can hear and your generosity has helped get us to the point we are at now. Help us spread the word and take next steps. Please consider forwarding this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

You should be proud of how you’ve helped the Bergnek Community. We think you are each, pretty amazing!

Help make 2017 another great year for Bergnek

When our server was hijacked we were extremely fortunate to receive the we donation needed to get The Bergnek Water Project done. Now we are moving on to the next phases of the project that deal with healthcare and small business.

GRATITUDE

Whatever you decide, please do it today! The girls, women and children we serve extend a warm smile and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your support. We are all grateful for your support. Please remember to forward this report to at least 2 of your friends and family.

With our deepest Gratitude,

The My Arms Wide Open Family of Communities

P.S. Watch for us on GlobalGiving Bonus Day, July 14, 2017

 


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