On Saturday evening Puertas Quartet delighted the audience with a programme including, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. Their playing was sublime and very moving. The Quartet very kindly donated all the profits to Friends of Buburi and with a raffle and wine in the interval we raised approximately £1100.
This sum will be going towards our fund to drill a bore hole in the grounds of the clinic. We have had 3 wells dug in the past but all have yielded brackish water, but following a hydrology survey in October we now know that the water is much deeper than originally thought and consequently more expensive to drill for. The estimate is between £7-9000 depending on the depth but we know that it is the right thing to do for the clinic and the surrounding families. Clean water is something that we in the west take for granted but is a luxury in rural Kenya and a large part of each day is spent collecting water from distant bore holes for drinking, cooking and hygiene. Each person should have 15 Litres per day so you can imagine how much time is spent on this task if you are a family of 8.
So a huge thank you to Ellie and Tom and Julia and Andrew for their generosity and to the audience and our supporters.