Help Raise Funds Injured in Tractor Accident

A difficult life for poor students in Tanzania just became more life-threatening; a young man fights for his life and a good man who cares deeply for the students at Kikatiti Secondary School has lost a tractor, the greatest asset he owns with limited resources to repair it. As the young man battles for his life in a local hospital where he is threatened with eviction if he can't pay his medical bills, his wife and 3 young children have no source of income for a long time, assuming he recovers. He sustained a head injury and was on a ventilator for 5 days. He now recognizes his family, a good sign.
Providing safe and adequate drinking water for 325 students boarded at the school is a difficult daily challenge. Precious sub-surface water is extremely difficult to find and most often loaded with dangerous excess levels of natural fluoride filling most wells with "liquid poison." The well drilled at the school has this excess level of fluoride, making it dangerous to drink. We have been looking for a permanent solution to this complicated water crisis at the Kikatiti School for years. We were recently in Tanzania, building a water  purification facility at the school which we hope will decrease fluoride to safe levels.
Over many years, safe drinking water has been transported to the school using a tractor which hauls a 300-gallon tank for a 4-hour trip  both ways.  Unfortunately, on May 6th, the tractor overturned on muddy, rough field roads, critically injuring the 25 year-old driver pictured above. Also, there was severe damage to the tractor and some damage to the water tank it was pulling.
Due to this terrible accident, the daily trip to get safe drinking water has not happened. The school administrators are frantically looking for a replacement tractor, which are rare. All other tractors in the area are in use now, planting crops. Students have had to carry 3-gallon plastic pails, walking to nearby villages, begging for any water they could find. There is no guarantee this water will not contain dangerous levels of fluoride.  As a 13 year-old told me, "We would rather die a slow death ( drinking unsafe water) than die a quick death  (no water to drink)
The challenges in a 3rd-world country and poor nation are not like anything most of us face here in the United States. This Go Fund Me is asking for the funds to support the injured man and his family and/or help the students in their critical need for water. Every dollar will be gratefully appreciated!

Donations

  • Nordis Glasoe 
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Sue Stavig 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Femi & Peju Odunusi 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos

Organizer 

Chris Glasoe 
Organizer
Spicer, MN
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