Saturday, January 8, 2011

Water Mission

(Reposted from Gwinnett

North Gwinnett Rotary members are working to help people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with water pasteurization indicators (WAPI's). The Club and North Gwinnett High Interact Club members have produced 1,250 WAPI's to send to the Congo. From left are Tyler Phillips, president of the Buford/North Gwinnett club; Valerie Dirksen, who works with the Interact Club; Mark Maynard, executive director of the How Far Foundation, who [will leave for] the Congo Monday to deliver the WAPI's; Carolyn Hill, the Rotary member who brought the idea of making WAPI's to the club; and Leo Lawrenson, who coordinated the production of the WAPI's. Maynard is taking the WAPI's to Batwa pygmies living in Mudja, a village 25 kilometers from the city of Goma. Earlier in 2010, some 200 initial WAPI's were sent by the club to Haiti.