For the second year, the Fondation Saint Martin renewing their trust toward Afrikanet, and renewed their contract with us for keeping their internet access.
About the Fondation Saint Martin
As a sign of international solidarity, Alfred Müller AG (which is based in Baar, canton of Zug) established the Fondation Saint Martin in 1992. With a foundation capital of 2.5 million Swiss francs, it forms the basis for the financing of the «Water is Life» project. It is subject to supervision by the Swiss federal government. Its declared objective is to support solidarity projects, and it can be active throughout the world. Its current priority is the «Water is Life» drinking water project in Cameroon.
The «Water is Life» project
The «Water is Life» project is the result of an initiative on the part of Urs Egli, a Benedictine priest from Engelberg, who as head of the Catholic Mission in Otélé, southern Cameroon, found himself confronted with a high infant mortality rate and a population that was in very poor health.
The project originally set out to build 44 wells, but this number soon increased to 400, and in the meantime it has surpassed 1,350. In order to ensure a sustainable supply of drinking water, the St. Martin Foundation attaches a great deal of importance to the maintenance of wells, but it is also constantly pushing ahead with the construction of new ones.
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Afrikanet contribution to “Water is Life” project
Afrikanet supports the foundation activity by offering its internet services on AMOS 5 C-band for the Otélé (Cameroon) site. Network size is 2048 kbps down/ 512 kbps up, ratio 1:10. Afrikanet also provides VOIP services for the foundation.
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