RICHARD'S WALK FOR WATER & CHIMPS
Please like the Walk For Water 100 Facebook page to follow Richard's amazing journey walking from Melbourne to Queensland!! A whopping 2,500 kilometres in 100 days!
Richard is raising funds to help us provide clean water to villages where chimps and people are both trying to survive alongside one another. In these areas, villagers and chimps come into conflict when people encounter the chimps while collecting water from forest streams. Installing boreholes (wells) in villages away from the forest not only provides residents with a clean accessible water source, it reduces the risk of potentially dangerous encounters between people and chimps: This is both a water project and a conservation project!
Last year with the help of BridgIt Water Foundation and Suubi Community Projects-Uganda we installed 3 village wells in Bulindi.
The image below shows Bulindi chimp Leila carrying her daughters, Georgia (on her back) and Wendy (on her belly), across a busy village path near a child who has dropped her watering cans in fear after hearing the chimps coming. The photo was taken before the boreholes were installed. Now, children don't have to risk meeting chimps when they fetch water!
Richard is generously raising funds to help us install village wells in areas surrounding Bulindi where people and chimps also come into conflict at forest water sources.
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