When TEAMS solar powered submersible pump at the borehole stopped working, we never imagined that the cause would be a fried lizard! The poor creature came off worst when it crawled across the electronic controller. Although we feel sorry for the lizard, TEAMS is having to foot the bill of circa £900 to replace this vital piece of kit. Meanwhile, this community borehole remains closed and the local village and TEAMS site is without clean drinking water.
TEAMS’s site in Gulu, northern Uganda is within an area where many local people still use ditch water and other contaminated sources for their water supply and as a result, typhoid and other related illnesses are common. TEAMS has made its water free to the local community during the pandemic as most people are struggling financially to feed themselves and cannot afford even the usual 2p per jerry can charge that is made by all boreholes in the area which goes towards maintenance. This Christian gesture has really been appreciated by the locals, but it does mean that TEAMS has no income to help top up its maintenance fund.
A loyal supporter of TEAMS has offered to match pound for pound every donation received up to £450 to meet the cost of replacing the electronic circuitry. Can you please help us to raise this money quickly so that clean water can be restored to this community? Donations can be sent or pledged to TEAMS c/o Duncan & Rosalind Watt at [email protected]; by telephone 01395 515587; or by direct payment to TEAMS bank account using reference Fried lizard. Sort Code 30-93-92 A/c number 02705178. If your donation is over £20 and you pay UK income tax, please contact us for a Gift Aid form which will increase your gift by 25%.
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