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Freiwilligen-Einsatz von Alex Wostry (Student an der Uni Wien)
bei W3W-Tansania von Juli’08 bis Feb.‘09

Alex hat sich in den 8 Monaten gut in das Team von W3W-Tansania eingefügt und einige technische Verbesserungen eingeführt, die unseren Technikern das Leben erleichtern. In der zweiten Hälfte seines Einsatzes war er hauptsächlich mit dem Aufbau eines Bio-Schaugartens beschäftigt, der innerhalb des Tushikamane die Kombination von ökologisch und ökonomisch sinnvollen Technologien praktisch demonstriert. Insbesondere die Kombination der Pedalpumpe von W3W, einer Tropfenbewässerungsanlage und die Verwendung von effektiven Mikroorganismen (EM) zum organischen Landbau haben vielen Besuchern neue Möglichkeiten aufgezeigt. Das Projekt Schaugarten läuft weiter und Alex hat im Juli 2009 das Projekt in die nächste Phase überführen können. Hier geht's zu seinem Kurzbericht...

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Freiwilligen-Einsatz von Emeline Seurot und Catherine Falcoz
(Studenten am ENSAIA (Agroingenieur-Institut), Nancy)
bei W3W-Tansania von August’08 bis Feb.‘09

Catherine und Emeline hatten es sich zur Aufgaben gemacht, die wertvolle IPTRID-Evaluation (FAO, Nov.’07) durch eine sozio-ökonomische Studie zu ergänzen, die die Wirkung der Pedalpumpe auf das Leben der tansanischen Kleinbauern untersucht. Akribische Datenerhebung in direktem Kontakt mit den Bauern und die seriöse Auswertung haben ein für W3W wichtiges Dokument erbracht, das die jahrelange Arbeit bestätigt und einen sehr guten Leistungsausweis für die Pedalpumpe und W3W liefert. Die tansanischen Bauern haben sehr profitiert. Die Spenden für W3W kommen optimal zum Einsatz. Hier gehts zur Studie...

 

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SARA MACHT'S

Sara Bachmann hat unter der Anleitung von Goldschmied Roger Loosli in der TV-Sendung "sara macht's" einen Ring geschmiedet und diesen für 3'800.- SFr. zu Gunsten von Engelregen-W3W versteigert! Hier geht's zum Video...

 

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Ehrung von Peter Ritter, W3W-Projektkoordinator in Tansania

Am 10. Juni 2008 wurde Peter Ritter, W3W-Projektkoordinator in Tansania vom Rotary-Club Liechtenstein mit dem Rotary-Preis 2008 geehrt. Peter Ritter engagiert sich seit 2001 im Auftrag von W3W und dem LED in Tansania für den Aufbau eines W3W-Kompetenzzentrums in Ostafrika. W3W gratuliert Peter Ritter zum Preis und bedankt sich für den unermüdlichen Einsatz unter teils schweren Bedingungen. Hier gehts zu den Zeitungsartikeln.
 

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A SMILE THAT MEASURES A MILE
Erlebnisbericht aus Indien
Autor: G. Panicker (Juni 2007)

An uncertain future stared at Sachala Rahutra’s face because of the ruthless word called poverty.  It was extremely difficult for Sachala to make both ends meet with the paltry income of approximately 50 INR her son, a plumber by profession, could bring home every day, that too which was uncertain. Yet she would not agree to the advice given to her by her neighbors to sell her little piece of land and move closer to the urban area. Moving closer to the city would definitely mean that her son could probably earn more from his profession. Sachala’s adamant stance was more of sentiments than pragmatism.   On being asked by the Kitchen Garden team of girls from Don Bosco Self Employment Research Institute, a partner organization of Water for the 3rd World, Sachala replied, “this land was given to me as a gift by my ex-employer in who’s house I worked as a maid for thirty long years.”  “The sentimental value of this land is far higher than the market value and I would like to spend the last few years of my life with my husband, living here” said an emotional Sachala trying really hard to hold back that tear which was on the verge of trickling down her face.

Moved by Sachala’s story, Soma, the Kitchen Garden team leader and Social Worker, along with her team of girls decided to help Sachala by selecting her as one of the beneficiaries of W3W’s Kitchen and Nutrition Garden Project.  The team gave Sachala a short but very effective training on how to make a Kitchen Garden in the land she owns with the help of the PEP.  They also taught her the W3W co-operative business module, which would help her earn some extra money for her family of three. 

Two years have gone by; today Sachala is a proud owner of a Kitchen Garden as well as a PEP.  She says her 1000 square feet land boasts of high quality vegetables like Amaranths, Spinach, Snake guard, Beans, Brinjal, Chilly, Tomatoes, Corn etc.  Sachala has not only learnt how to grow vegetables in her field but she has also become very observant with the cropping pattern and educated some of the Kitchen Garden team members with the valuable information that it is during the period of November to end of February  she gets the maximum yield.  On being asked how she got to know that, she replied, “during these months, I have not only enough vegetables to feed my family but also have quiet a bit of surplus which I sell in the local market”, she continues with a sense of security in her voice, “it is during these months that I manage to get an income which is more than the other months of the year.”  ‘Entrepreneurial’ & ‘Enterprising’, isn’t she?

On being asked if she looks after her Kitchen Garden all by herself, Sachala replied with a very satisfying smile that lit up her face, “actually my husband helps me, we take it in turns, he looks after the field when I operate the PEP, well, it is vise versa you see”. 

The PEP is slowly but surely eradicating poverty from Sachala’s life and it for sure has improved the standard of living for her family, both nutritionally and economically.  The very tear trop which was threatening to trickle down Sachala’s face two years ago has dried up and has been replaced with a smile.  If only smiles could be measured, Sachala’s would measure a mile. 

 


 


Alex Wostry und der fleissige Gärtner und Instruktor Haji Haridi

 

 

 

 


Emeline und Catherine während den Auswert-ungen ihrer Forschungs-daten.

 


 


Sara und der glückliche Ersteigerer des Ringes



 

 

 

 


 


Two year ago when W3W first helped Sachala and her husband with their Kitchen Garden Project, the land looked like this…

 

 

 


 


Today this is how her Kitchen Garden looks …