I don't love this photo of me but Morgan looks downright regal. There were no more grapes on the vine a productive site visit nonetheless. Lucky to count this as work. Swipe right to see progress on the Airstream bathroom, I know it looks like almost nothing but it's been a long ride and I'm savoring every step forward. #bannerdaysf
2018 GRANT WINNER: The ATCF and its members have awarded @imvelosafarilodgeszim $20,000 to conserve elephant and community life by providing solar-hybrid pumps in and around Hwange National Park.
Four new solar water pumps providing clean water for:
Two wildlife waterholes inside Hwange National Park, providing critical and much needed water to animals during the dry season.
450 pupils and 10+ teachers at Mtshayeli School which services 9 villages on the border of Hwange National Park. As a result, school hygiene will also be improved, and the surrounding villages will also benefit when their boreholes are down.
600 residents of Emanaleni Village. As a result, the community will incur fewer costs on repairing the borehole, adequate water shall be available for humans, cattle, and wildlife, and the establishment of a community vegetable garden will provide an improved diet for villagers.
The solar water pumps will results in: reduction in carbon footprint, reduction in fuel costs, adequate water supply to the community and livestock, less time spent on fetching water and more on uplifting the community, less maintenance fees on boreholes, healthy population and less migration of wildlife outside of the park into community areas thus reducing human/wildlife conflict. 📸 @markosolos