50,000 USD has been donated today by Ethiopians in Atlanta.
Atlanta has finished the audit of its recent fundraising. A total of USD 50,000 have been donated today to the Global Coalition for Lake Tana Restoration. Ethiopians in Atlanta have kept their promise to raise funds for the first water harvesting machine! Our Scientific Committee, after detailed studies, have identified H5-200 AQUAMARINE as a convenient, durable and cost-efficient machine to remove water hyacinths from Lake Tana. It is manufactured in Canada and the price is $49,980.00 The shipping quote is $10,000. The funds raised from Atlanta and Israel will be allocated to purchase this machine and ship it to Bahirdar as soon as possible.
To arrange things on the ground, two members of our Scientific Team, Dr Yihun and Dr Abeyou, are currently in Ethiopia to provide trainings and discuss details of plans with the Regional Environment Authority. The Regional Environmental Authority is excited of the good news of the first machine and is arranging things to make sure that the machine commences working as soon as it reached Bahirdar.
The Global Coalition have planned fundraising events in DC area, Dallas and Minnesota in the next few months. The big event is under way in DC area for 17 March 2018. Please visit our website for updates.