May 2012 update

Greetings from Tanzania Operations -

Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa has grown a lot in the past several months. We have increased sales and made product improvements, repairs at the factory and some safety adjustments.   We have increased business in our shop due to internet advertisement and word of mouth. Sales to teachers have increased significantly due to a concentrated effort from Stella and use of our vehicle.  We have received quality results on our testing at St Lukes Foundation/KCMC laboratory. We are training a new sales person who will focus his efforts on new customer segments such as hospitals, churches, and safari companies. We have Rotary interest from two clubs in the US and are in dialogue with the Arusha Rotary.

There is huge potential here, and it saddens me that I will be leaving at the end of June. There are many avenues for my replacement to follow and I feel that this work can be accomplished.  We have a quality product being fabricated in a quality control setting. This ongoing process will still require maintenance and oversight, but we are on a good path.

There are still many challenges to work out. Planning ahead in this part of the world has its own challenges and it is up to SWCEA to put its best efforts forward to continue the business. This planning includes the ongoing management of banking, bookkeeping, raw materials, filter kit materials, salaries, and factory expenses (expected or unexpected). SWCEA has a great opportunity and our hopes are high!!

Thank you SWAN for your leadership and financial support during the growing process. SWCEA is ready to meet the challenge of self sufficiency.