A friend of mine has been fundraising to assist Vanuatu
post-Cyclone Pam and they have raised $30,000 and purchased small-scale solar lighting
systems for hospitals, medical
centres, schools and a remote
village on the island of Tongoa, which they visited last March on a recce trip.
They can't rely on the local haphazard traders to ship equipment
reliably and safely, [fragile solar
panels], so are seeking assistance from yachties willing to do some "charity work".
The container, arriving Monday 25th Jan, is going into storage
in Port Vila, but the first assignment for Tongoa is scheduled for 20th-27th Feb, with the co-ordinator arriving on the 16th for prep work ahead of the volunteer installers arrival on the 20th.
So ideally someone arriving or being in the area between the 16th and 20th would be perfect.
We've asked Sea Mercy but they've now finished their post-Pam mission and headed home to Fiji
, so are looking for someone with a boat big enough to carry around 3 cubic metres of supplies and that can get these to Tongoa before the required date.
Some fuel money
can probably be arranged but they are really looking for a "white knight"....
Can anyone assist?