WATERHOLES FOR WILDLIFE
The Morukuru Goodwill Foundation was able, thanks to her wonderful members and their support, to make a donation of R100 000 for the re-development of 2 important waterholes within South Africa’s most wonderful reserve, the Madikwe Game Reserve.
When the Board of the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation visited Madikwe on “World Rhino Day”, they were lucky to participate in the Rhino Walk, an event we reported earlier about, but then a new challenge of support was created. While the board had a talk with the Field Ecologist of Madikwe Game Reserve, Carlien Esterhuizen, the question raised and was asked: what Carlien thought was (urgently) needed within the Reserve. What needed attention? And wherein could the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation assist in support?
The matter was that 2 waterholes in the South of the Reserve were run dry, and with a drought going on they desperately needed water! When Carlien requested for a single solar pump to re-develop one the waterholes; a perfect donation plan was set up. On the 25th of January of this year, the testing started for water and its flow rate. When discovering that re-activating of the anticipated waterhole was much easier than expected (and budgeted for) we decided to help the park with 2 waterholes.
A very exciting project, and once again, the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation managed the get the Waterholes Project completed with great enthusiasm and success. And thanks to her fantastic contributors, the Foundation eventually, could re-develop not 1 but 2 Waterholes! So with the installation of these 2 solar pumps, these pans can have water continuously, which is great for all animals needing water around in these dry times.
A big thank you to all the amazing contributors of the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation, thank you Carlien Esterhuizen and thank you contractors and professionals, thanks to you we have turned the Waterholes Project into a big success.
– Morukuru Goodwill Foundation –
We are blessed to have so much beauty and tranquility surrounding us in the African bush, and also by the many wonderful communities with whom we interact on a daily basis. We believe in giving back to Africa – to her wildlife, in the form of preservation and conservation, and to her local communities, working with them to educate, mentor and empower.
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