Rain-Water Harvesting Project, Hillcrest, South Africa

hillcrest1We have been working on a Rotary Global Grant since Dennis Wesley of the Hillcrest Rotary Club came to the District Conference in Bournemouth in October 2014.

You will be pleased to know that this project has now well under way.

In essence the total cost of installing the rain water harvesting plant at the orphanage is $60,000. Our club has allocated just under $6,000 and together with contributions from Hillcrest Rotary, Winnipeg Rotary, Karlsbad Rotary (California), and the Rotary Foundation, we now have the money.

hillcrest2Following discussions with Dennis Wesley a group of us are going to South Africa, to see the development at Hillcrest, which is near Durban, during February.

As you can see the foundations are laid and Dennis & Eileen Wilson, Richard Westlake and myself leave on 16th February to visit the project, visit the club and look around the local area. We return on the 28th February.

Mike J.