As 2023 comes to a close, we’re thankful to be able to share that $3,375.00 has been received for the project to date, and that we’re proceeding with the purchase of the solar system now. As expected, the cost of the pump kit has increased from 1,125,000 Naira to 1,750,000 Naira. What we didn’t anticipate was the huge improvement in the exchange rate from Canadian dollars. As things stand, it looks like the project will require less than originally projected… and that there’s a good chance it can now be completed with the funds already donated.

The Grundfos pump distributor in Nigeria has provided an invoice for the solar pump, panels and required cables, which will come to 1,750,000.00 Niara (approx. $2,750 CDN). We will be sending the funds for the purchase of the Grundfos solar pump system when the distributor’s office reopens in the new year. The amount remaining ($625) seems very close to what will likely be required to cover the transportation and installation costs.