Well in eSwatini to be named Bay Village Well

Freshwater well in eSwatini to be named Bay Village Well
Bay High Key Club sponsored a freshwater well in small African country with $12,000 raised in the spring of 2019. The Thirst Project was a major success, and now the school has received the following letter regarding their donation:

"If you are receiving this packet, that means that you have done what some said was impossible. You’ve spent hours, days, weeks, months planning. Planning to raise enough money to fully fund a well for a community in need. Congrats. You’re here. Fully funded and ready to know more about the community that you have changed forever.

You are part of a movement of world changers. We will see the end of the water crisis in our lifetime, but only because of people like you. We do not take your support for granted.

COMMUNITY NAME: Hlane Site #1
GPS COORDINATES: S26 16.524, E031 42.819
NUMBER OF HOMESTEADS: 70
POPULATION: 700 people
CURRENT WATER SOURCE: Mbuluzi River
DISTANCE (KM) TO CURRENT WATER SOURCE: 5km
WATERBORNE DISEASE/ILLNESSES: Cholera (30 cases)
WATERBORNE DEATHS IN THE LAST YEAR: 3

To see the well's location HERE.

Pictured is Key Club advisor Anita Bauknecht (center) with student leaders Noah Lowery and Shea Janos. The three were invited to attended the Thirst Project Legacy Summit this past July at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Not only was the project honored, but Mrs. Bauknecht was honored with one of the two “Educator of the Year” awards. Bay High Key Club has raised a total of $28,000 for the Thirst Project in the past three years.
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