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Monday, 06 July 2015 01:33

We have Water!

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We have Water! and we are ready to go in Bergnek

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What does it take to pull a project together and implement it successfully? It takes passion and a real commitment and a love for community and the people around you, is what it takes. It takes people like Keabetswe Mosumane, who has a deep love for his little community and the absolute belief that they can do more, that they will do more. In this post we'd like to take you through a part of the journey, that is the One Brick at a Time project in Bergnek, Limpopo. 

Monday, 06 July 2015 01:06

The Story of GirlStuff

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The Story of GirlStuff

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When the idea of GirlStuff was born out of the first Iziko Labahlali (Hearth of the Community) program in the community of Bergnek, it was more of a focus on giving girls the opportunity to get back into school. By providing girls with washable, reusable menstrual kits because they could not afford regular menstrual supplies they had the opportunity to return to school and not have to miss school up to a week a month because of the lack of supplies when they had their period, each month.

Monday, 06 July 2015 00:39

We want more!! Will you help us do it?

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We want more!! Will you help us do it?

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When you first hear about food insecurity in a community, the first thing you think about most often is to build a traditional garden. Then the community brings you back to reality to look around you and understand the true circumstance; they have the land, but not the water to irrigate it with. Back to the drawing board.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 05:24

Could you survive on 10 liters of water a day?

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Could you or I survive on 10 litres of water a day?

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A number of our regular supporters and donors have asked us why this project is so important and so in addition to the update on our last visit at the end of 2014 we will also share the information with you as to why the My Arms Wide Open, One Brick at a Time project is so important to the community of Bergnek and communities who face similar circumstances.

"Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals."

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

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