Spending money? Why would I?
IF YOU DONATE MONEY TO CHARITY YOU WANT IT TO BE WELL SPENT, ISN’T IT?
So, where are your funds going?
We choose to support a small charity, Tomoka Support.
Let us tell something about Tomoka Support and what they have done in the last 7 years (and the first 7 years of their existence).
In the past years the main projects have taken place in Avégamé (Togo); wells for safe drinking water have been build, new latrines have been build, the school building has been renovated.
The major problem in our target Area is the total lack of water. In the rainy season, people drink turbid unsafe water, which collects in pools. In the dry season, women walk a distance of 5 (!) kilometers and more in search of water from a small river.
Thanks to fundraising by Tomoka Support the financing for the construction of wells has been build. The community can now use 3 water wells, and there are more to come!
This has greatly reduced the suffering of women and children who do not have to walk very long distances before having water. Since the construction of the wells equipped with rope pumps, the local community has informed us that their children have less diarrhea related incidents. The community thanks Tomoka Support for its assistance which helps us achieve our goals. They pray that STS will assist us to progressively increase that number of water wells and reduce further the walking distance to access of potable water.
The local population of Avégamé and the Kpékpéta Zone, had no latrine before the beginning the Tomoka project activities in the area. Improper disposal of feaces leads to diseases, especially during the rainy season. Hence the importance of latrines. In order to reduce diseases, water and latrines should go hand i.e. proper hygiene and sanitation
significantly reduces the number of diseases. With Tomoka Supports funding, the community built the first community Latrine in Avégamé. Even before the commissioning of the latrine, Tomoka received numerous requests from the local population in and around Avégamé requesting for more latrines in the area. We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful journey, of latrine construction in our target area.
In short the money you donate is well spent, and a lot of people and children will benefit by your donation to Tomoka Support!
Donations are still more than welcome, donate here!