Providing Children with Water.


For some time now, the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton has been supporting Maison Kimbilio in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.The centre provides education, shelter and accommodation for homeless children while Kimbilio social workers try to rebuild relationships with their families.

In July of this year, along with a matching grant from Rotary District 1210, the Club has helped to provide the facility for fresh water on a permanent basis.

Work has begun with the drilling of two wells. We are pleased to have been a part of this project.

Below note from organisation founder Ian Harvey

We are delighted that we have been able to drill two wells on the Maison Kimbilio site!  These wells will provide essential clean water to the children living in the Kimbilio homes as well as to the pupils at the Kimbilio Primary School due to open in September 2021.Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.  We are thrilled that the children we support will have access to this most basic of rights which can be often taken for granted in other parts of the world. We are so thankful to Christine Sayell and her friends and colleagues at the NHS Dolphin Centre in Tunbridge Wells for their impressive fundraising walks as well as a grant from the Rotary Club of the City of Wolverhampton  which made this possible!

Ian Harvey
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