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Can We Help with the Ebola Virus?

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We all have seen the advice for the Ebola virus which is being disseminated everywhere online and in print, but how can this make a difference in remote areas with little or no relationship to the developed world; like the villages in Sierra Leone I visited in 2011 and 2013

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GIVING BACK: Safe Drinking Water

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When you decide to create your legacy When you decide to create your legacy, it doesn’t always have to be a billion-dollar mega foundation ala Bill Gates, raising millions or billions of dollars to implement huge and expensive projects, to do good. A simple yet creative idea, driven by a

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Our Small & Nimble Team

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Our small & nimble team can move fast, implement multiple projects at one time, share our expertise, and or partner with others to help them implement their projects. And, being small and nimble keeps our administrative costs extremely low. Our mission: establish ecosystems in developing countries Ecosystems, which not only

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Giving…with Strings Attached.

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That’s controversial!  Shouldn’t a gift be given without strings attached; isn’t that the very nature of a “gift”? When you just give things to people or communities in developing areas…. you might actually find it restricts their development. However, when they have to earn….. do something in return for a

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Sustainability Means Follow-up.

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  Last September (2011) the Bank-On-Rain team installed a Rainwater Harvesting system at the Barina Agricultural school. Eric Silverman, a Peace Corp volunteer (left, below) who is still in Sierra Leone sent Mike Williamson (Bank-On-Rain founder) a very important follow up email this week. Eric teaches at the School and has

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Water, Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink…

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  I visited Sierra Leone last September with the Bank-On-Rain team and even though they have over 130″ of rainfall each year, there is a severe shortage of water in Sierra Leone, especially clean drinking water! Where I live near Seattle we have less than a quarter of the annual

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When Do Students Learn the Fastest?

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  The short answer is: When the students do the teaching! The students at the Barina Agricultural School in Sierra Leone loved showing their artistic skills and teaching themselves about healthy sanitation practices! WASH YOUR HANDS! Last September Bank-On-Rain successfully installed a rain collection system for the 300 students at

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Rainwater Harvesting in Sierra Leone…..

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  I cannot think of a better way to describe Bank-On-Rain’s adventures in Sierra Leone than a persistent ongoing learning experience. We arrived at the Sierra Leone airport the afternoon of September 4th 2011 and made our way to Freetown from the airport via ferry. Mohamed Sesa and Mohamed A.

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Bank On Rain Africa 2011 Update 2

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The Bank-On-Rain team arrived back safely in the US on 19th September. This is the completed rain water collection and storage system which was installed at the Barina Agricultural School in Malaki, Sierra Leon, a couple of seeks ago. I was told that the teachers and helpers from the village did most of the

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Bank On Rain Africa 2011 Update 1

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  These images just arrived from Rajesh Shah, Director of Peer Water Exchange who met with our team in Sierra Leone last week. Since Rajesh isn’t in the images I have to assume he took them. Thank you so much Rajesh. This is the very first news I have received from our Bank

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