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photo 1(11) (3)Christmas is here and as we reflect on the year that was, it’s Tropical Cyclone Pam and the devastation left in it’s path, that stands out. The days and weeks
immediately following March 13 were distressing, as individuals and communities counted the cost and considered the
mammoth task of rebuilding.

Now, nine months down the track, it’s fair to say that recovery is well underway, but for many regions the effects of drought, brought on by the latest El Nino, has created a second disaster.

What might seem like a tropical sunny paradise to us [tourists], has now become a serious lack of water for the locals, with little prospect of rain for some time yet.
Freshwater & Toilet Project After a total of 5 weeks living in the village of Paunangisu, MSM supporter and volunteer, John Land, guided the Freshwater & Toilet Project to near completion – as the photos confirm.toilet

The village community passed on a massive thank you to John as he finally said his good-byes, with a relatively short list of outstanding “finishing off jobs” now being completed by local builder Watson and his team.
Thanks also go to the many supporters who donated time, cash, goods and
skills to ensure the project firstly got on track and then stayed on track.
We can safely say that All Cisterns Are [almost] GO !!

1 Response

  1. Caitlin

    We are doing a toilet project but have found that separating the toilet from water is the most efficient and environmentally sound way to build a toilet. It is composting and in a tropical climate that is a fast way to break down and return sold waste to humus. It is an amazing way to remove the problem of water from the design. Then, a hand washing component is separate and uses a gray water system to return the water to the garden. In any case there is no water wasted on flushing or moving parts to break.

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