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Running Water for Schools in Georgia

Remember when we went to Leliani, Georgia and hung out at Kamran’s host family’s farm?

Leliani road

Kamran is working on a project to pipe water to the Leliani community school. Right now, there is no running water for drinking or hand-washing inside the building. This type of project is great for several reasons:

  • It solves a basic but very important need
  • It will positively impact 300 kids
  • It can be quickly completed
  • Local suppliers and workers will benefit
  • It has a small budget ($550!), so your help really does make a difference

If you would like to contribute to the Leliani school water project, you can read all about it and make your secure donation here: http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1286

Kamran Beikmohamadi photo
(photo by Kamran Beikmohamadi)


(photo by Kamran Beikmohamadi)

Our friend Kelley, another Peace Corps volunteer, has a similar water project that needs funding in Akhaltsikhe. You can read about it here: http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1271

Photo by Kelley Gallagher
(photo by Kelly Gallagher)

Want to read about a completed water project in Georgia? Our friend McKinze wrote a great blog post about how the staff of an Akhaltsikhe nursery managed to care for 60 toddlers without running water.

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Aug 2012
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Steam and Mist

The Blue Lagoon probably qualifies as a tourist trap due to its cost, popularity and proximity to the airport. But did we want to cook ourselves in a big geothermal lagoon and slather mud on our faces all day, regardless of weather or air temperature, and order from the swim-up smoothie bar? Absolutely.

Gullfoss, hot springs and (little g) geysirs. Abundant water and geothermal heat is what keeps Iceland running in a very sustainable way. Did you see the short Gullfoss video Tony posted the other day?

21
Apr 2012
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