As a newly formed organization, Bank-On-Rain has only completed two projects, however we have been funded to install two additional rainwater harvesting systems in schools in Sierra Leone in 2013. We have proposed a design for facilities at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda. We have finished a rainwater collection system for the Barina Agricultural Secondary School in Sierra Leone in August/September of 2011 and a dug well for garden irrigation in 2013. We are exploring other opportunities for demonstration projects in Malawi and Mali. Individuals on the Board of Directors have extensive experience designing and installing rainfall catchment systems in the US, instructing classes in system construction and are ARCSA certified designers/installers.
We have a rainwater harvesting system installation underway in Makali, Sierra Leone and another slated to start later this year for a school in Upper Allen Town, Sierra Leone. These latter 2 projects utilize Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks (ISSB) to construct water tanks from locally sourced materials and block manufactured and tanks constructed by trained local labor.
We have an approved proposal awaiting funding for the manufacture of an inexpensive, self-cleaning and low maintenance water tap we have designed specifically for water projects in the developing world, FullStop (tm).
Project reports are available on this web page with addtional information on the Bank On Rain blog (http://bank-on-rain.posterous.com/)