Do Good Lab celebrated a wonderful night last Thursday as we revealed the first three projects for this year! Gathering at the hip, urban-chic Dear Mom lounge, DGL members, fellow volunteers, and curious newcomers mingled over delicious drinks and food as they learned about our exciting partners.
If you weren’t there to share in the fun, here is a brief summary of the developing projects we are so excited to be apart of:
A nonprofit called Peoples Action in Development (PAD) leads the first project. DGL will help them construct a water plant to sterilize highly contaminated water in Andhra Pradesh, India. This plant will serve as an important step towards diminishing the rate of skeletal fluorosis, a painful bone disease caused by high levels of toxic fluoride in the water.
The second project we are funding is located in the Samburu district of Kenya. Wamba Community Development Program will use gutters and piping on rooftops to gather rainwater into a cistern. By collecting water in a primary, safe location, families in rural, dry areas will have greater access to this crucial resource.
Lastly, we will be partnering with the Kachere Development Program in Chipata, Zambia. They will provide a flourmill and agricultural seeds for community battling food insecurity. Providing these resources will allow members to learn food production, maintain harvests year round, and give job opportunities to women.
We are delighted to share this news and begin raising the funds needed for these projects. For those who came, thank you for showing your support. Special thanks to Sarah, Anand, and Molly for setting up and coordinating this wonderful event!
If you couldn’t make it to this one, please be sure to come to our next event in July, one you will NOT want to miss! Be sure to follow our website for more details at: http://www.do-good-lab.org/
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next time!
The Do Good Lab Community
Posted by Aezed Raza on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 1:38 pm.