Australian Direct Aid Program - credibility for MSABI

MSABI has received an $18,000 grant from the High Commissioner of the Kenyan Embassy under the Australian Direct Aid Program.  This will make a huge difference to our capacity to move forward into next year.

I have just returned from a round trip to Dar (again).  This time to send of a drill team to Kilwa - a coastal town about 500km south of Dar.  This is the first time MSABI has moved outside the Kilombero Valley.  It is an experimental test to see how our team is able to adapt to travel and working away from home.  Today they started drilling and tell me there is a lot of interest for the program there.

One of the objectives for 2010 is to take the MSABI model to other regions and replicate our low overhead community based systems.