Rain Water Harvesting





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Project Description

Country: South Africa

Location: Port Elizabeth

Total Budget: $7,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: Improvement of rain water harvesting system used for watering crops that feed the impoverished people (25,000 approx.) living in Missionvale Care Center, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The current water harvesting system in Missionvale Care Center is inadequate due to the extreme drought which Missionvale has experienced over the last few years. The situation has affected crop production due to scarcity of water. With an increase in water storage capacity with the improved system, the center could capture sufficient water during the rainy period to sustain the gardens during the drought period. This improvement will also enable the center to develop into a micro enterprise in addition to providing nutritional food to the Nutrition/Wellness unit at the center. The studies have already been done in consultation with their agricultural experts. The last phase of the project for which we are requesting funding will begin as soon as all funding is received for the piping and pumps. Members from our club have been working with the staff at Missionvale since 2008 with groups of Rotarians traveling there over the years to oversee the operation of the center. Another group from our club is planning a 2021 trip.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Coronado

Primary Contact: Robert Griffin

Email: megriffin1@san.rr.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Coronado (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

DDF Bank Form


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History Log Entries


by Robert Griffin

Please change the country of this project to South Africa and the location is Port Elizabeth.Thank you.


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Robert Griffin

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Robert Griffin

System Entry: Project signed by Robert Griffin.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Robin McCartee.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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