Welcome to the first issue of the Global Resource Alliance (GRA) newsletter. We have so much exciting news to share with you about affordable, alternative and sustainable living in rural Tanzania. This issue is dedicated to spreading the word about GRA’s amazing water project that has brought clean, safe water to about 12,000 people since February. We invite you to view our new 10 minute movie about the Maji Megi water project on YouTube. See how our vision of bringing hope, joy and abundance to hundreds of thousands of people currently living without access to safe water is becoming a reality.
What is Primary Water?
Primary water is created within the Earth’s interior and travels toward the surface via fissures and fractures in primary rock. It is accessed by drilling directly into bedrock, often at depths of just 150 to 300 feet. Also referred to as new, juvenile, or earth-generated water, discussions of primary water can be found in modern literature, although it is not generally recognized by the hydrological community. It’s potential to ameliorate the world’s growing water crisis remains largely unrealized.
Evidence of primary water comes from a variety of sources. Natural springs, for instance, can be found throughout the world that have been producing thousands of gallons of pure, fresh water per minute continuously since biblical times. Many of these, like the Fountain of Apollo in Libya and the Ain Feigh in Syria, have seeded civilizations. Others, like the giant spring gushing from solid granite in Kings Canyon National Park, are merely wonders of nature.
|$11,000 Raised During Annual Event!Our Water for Life Event held in June at the Ojai Retreat was a great success- fabulous vegan Indian lunch, whimsical Beatrice Wood pottery on silent auction, premier of GRA’s 2 new videos and a fun dance and music performance by Panzumo of Santa Barbara, CA. Thanks to everyone that participated with donations, volunteering and buying stuff!
Now we are only $1,000 way from having enough to complete 3 new wells at 3 primary schools in the Rorya district of Tanzania, which will provide one of the only sources of clean, safe water in the area to over 1,500 people. Missed out on the fun at the fundraiser? It’s not to late to get in on the well drilling action. Every $20 you donate provides a lifetime of clean, abundant water to one person.
Global Resource Alliance (GRA-USA) is an all-volunteer US 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing hope, joy and abundance to communities in the Lake Victoria Region of Tanzania. By sharing ideas, volunteers and financial resources with local, community based organizations we seek to promote natural, holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and disease. We believe that empowering local communities to address pressing social, economic and environmental challenges according to their own vision and their own creative potential is the key to lasting solutions.
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