The Living Culture Foundation Namibia is a German-Namibian organisation which helps communities to establish Living Museums and simlar cultural and traditional projects.
We have a new infrastructure project and ask for your support. This project is about supplying the Mbunza community with clean drinking water (step 1) and creating a sustainable source of income in the form of a small campsite for visitors to the Living Museum (step 2).
The infrastructure project has two main goals. Firstly, we strive to provide the people working in the Living Museum with clean drinking water. Second, with the construction of the campsite, a sustainable source of income will be created in addition to the living museum, which will give the Mbunza the opportunity to earn a secure income and to fight against the poverty that prevails in this community.
As a first step, the focus will be on supplying the Mbunza Living Museum with drinking water. The water supply has been a problem there for years and a regulated supply of clean drinking water is project goal number 1.
A solar pump will be installed in the fenced and secure Samsitu Campsite near the Living Museum, which will use two solar panels to pump water through a water pipe into a 2500 m³ tank at the Mbunza Living Museum. This tank will then on the one hand provide drinking water for the Mbunza and on the other hand ensure the water for showers and toilets for the future campsite (step number 2). The overflow of the pumped water will low directly into Samsitu Lake at the Mbunza Museum, which has often been drying up recently.
These are the investments included in the project:
The Mbunza from the Living Museum will do all the preparatory work themselves.
You have the option of supporting the project in two ways.
Support on the Betterplace donation portal
Direct donation to our German association Living Culture Namibia e.V.