Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Airstrip and bridge construction

Project description:
Construction of an airstrip, and a bridge to easily access the airstrip, has begun on the mission farm to facilitate better air transport and emergency logistic support of the mission and staff as well as visiting teams and dignitaries. The airstrip is also critical to the work Mercy Air will be doing in providing an air transport service to the broader mission and humanitarian organization community. The synergy of the relationship between Mercy Air and SAM Ministries will greatly enhance our ability to carry out our mission in Mozambique and beyond.

Financial Resources Needed:

      Item                                        Cost           Donated
-       Bush clearing                         US$      4‘000            yes
-       Bulldozer and Grading            US$      28‘000           yes
-       Final grading and surfacing     US$      28‘000           some 
-       Equipment for Maintenance    US$      50‘500            yes
-       Bridge                                   US$       6,000            some

Total Cost is estimated at - $116,500.00
Funds Raised to Date: $95,100.00!
Remaining Need is $21,400.00
Consider sponsoring 100 meters of runway at $2,600.00. 
To donate online, click the "Donate" button below and under "Fund Designation" simply select "Mozambique Airstrip and Bridge Construction"
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To send your donation by mail, please make cheque out to SAM Ministries Inc., attach a separate note specifying "Airstrip and bridge project" and send to:
SAM Ministries
3715-85 St.
Edmonton, AB
T6K 3R9

Target completion date: Revised to November, 2011

Progress: The project is progressing well with the challenges one can expect in a developing world environment. The heavy equipment is now on-site and significant progress has been achieved. The pictures below show the progress.