I submitted a water project through Water Charity (awesome organization that funds projects that can be completed for under $555) for a 5,000L water tank to collect rainwater at my school. To read more about my project go to http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1273.
A group of high school seniors in the States saw my project online and sold bottles of water to raise money to fully fund my project. Pretty awesome, eh?
I was able to work with the headmistress on this project. She was able to bargain and get some good prices (costs below are in KSH) for the materials.
5,000L KenTank: 36,000/=
2 bags of cement: 1,740/=
1 PVC pipe: 1,100/=
2 Tuff. PVC bends: 500/=
1 Socket: 70/=
2 Backnuts: 300/=
1 Collection G: 850/=
2kg Binding wire: 500/=
1 Tap Peglar: 800/=
Labor: 1,000/= or 2,00/= (I don’t remember the exact cost now)
It took a couple of weeks for the tank to be completely installed and set up.