Talofa BioEnceptionz fans and friends of Piu Village,
Today we are pleased to bring you a very exciting development in our Piu Village biogas project.
Following our unsuccessful Pledgeme campaign late last year we immediately got to work seeking other means of funding to build the six household biogas systems in Piu Village. One of these was to assist Piu in applying for funding from the Civil Society Support Programme in Samoa. Today we’re pleased to announce that the Piu proposal has been accepted – that’s right, bio-energy will indeed be coming to Piu Village households!
Under the CSSP deal, Piu needs to put up about 17% of the total costs before the rest of the funds are released. This required self-contribution confirms that there is true ownership of the project by the village. In practice this means $4500 NZD must be fundraised. We will be helping out Piu Village with this, and we’re confident that through our joint efforts we’ll get there. Already $700 has been donated through our website (and a heartfelt thank you to all who have given) leaving us needing to raise somewhere in the range of $3800. We aim to do this as quickly as possible and hope to begin installing the biogas systems in the coming weeks!
If you would like to donate towards this cause (and every cent earned through our donations tab will go directly to the Piu project) please visit our donations page by clicking DONATE on the top menu.
For more information about the Civil Society Support Programme please visit http://aid.dfat.gov.au/countries/pacific/samoa/Pages/economic-growth-init2.aspx
If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to get in touch through our Facebook page or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We’ll keep you posted as things develop!
The BioEnceptionz/Piu Village team