Interview to Calvin Masitsa, the dream and projects because Africa can become the best place in the Earth

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One of the most active NGOs in Kenya is surely GOD VISION FOR AFRICA INTERNATIONAL up and running thanks to a young guy called Calvin Masitsa was born and grew in Kibera slum in Nairobi, with the dream of giving real opportunity for growth for young people who live in this city of shacks around Nairobi.

I had the good fortune to know Calvin and deepen its efforts in an interview that counts until the last several successes in terms of time in which he is engaged in an incredible project called Tap Station funded by a Netherland organization, which plans to provide water to more than 300 sites in Kenya and to continue the construction of these water stations in other African countries

Interview:

Marco Pugliese
Calvin, what is Tap Station?

Calvin Masitsa
It’s a new project we are doing in Kenya

Marco Pugliese
Who are the donors, European?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes a Netherlands organization. The Tap Station purifies water for drinking and makes it safe for the local communities to use it without any fear of contracting water-bone diseases

Marco Pugliese
Great people Netherlands, where you will bring water now? Kibera and other slums?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes, our plan is to take this project in every village, slum, town in Kenya and Africa.

Marco Pugliese
I know that in Kibera the water is in the hands of the criminals, you have no fear of retaliation?

Calvin Masitsa
Not at all. We are working with Government officials in every area we go to.

Marco Pugliese
How old are you and when are you start your mission?

Calvin Masitsa
I am 26 years of age. The Mission has already started. we have opened one Tap Station two days a ago in Kayole

Marco Pugliese
Are you grow in the slum? Is for this that you feel this mission?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes I grew up in an informal set up and that’s why I keep on fighting for the local people to have a good life and make Africa the better place on Earth

Marco Pugliese
How many time and how many Tap Station you want put in Kenya. Where in Africa ?

Calvin Masitsa
In Kenya we will put over 300 Tap Stations between schools and public places
After Kenya we will continue in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi

Marco Pugliese
How did you start in Kibera, what was your first project?

Calvin Masitsa
Well, we have not yet iniated the project in Kibera but we intend to go there ASAP we have only one at Kayole which we just opened recently and its the first of its kind in africa

Marco Pugliese
Before this project, you have done anything else?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes. We have done Medical Camp expeditions in various slums. We also have education Projects like Schools for Both Primary and secondary kids that come from poor back grounds. We have agricultural and dairy farming programs in rural areas

Marco Pugliese
The European NGOs can rely on EU economic aid. In Africa there are similar EU?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes it is unless if you know someone there

Marco Pugliese
With you also working many volunteers, from which countries of the world come more?

Calvin Masitsa
From Portugal, Italy, Brazil and Spain

Marco Pugliese
We all have a dream. What is your at end of all. when you will have 50 year old how you would see your life looking back?

Calvin Masitsa
I will be happy to see Africa a Changed Continent where everybody in the world will start chasing the African Dream instead of the American dream. Africa will rise

Marco Pugliese
Returning to the project today, what support you need?

Calvin Masitsa
We need fundraising support, tecnical support and Volunteers.

Marco Pugliese
Technical support are people specialized. The volunteers what find, they are payed?

Calvin Masitsa
No one is payed because our organization is small and does not have the financial will to pay people. Bed and food are sure.

Marco Pugliese
Calvin you are very religious, even as it is called by your NGO, do you believe that without your faith you could do great things or faith helps you a lot?

Calvin Masitsa
Yes. Faith helps me a lot and I believe its what drives me.

Marco Pugliese
At the end what you want say that I not ask you?

Calvin Masitsa
I want to say thank-you to all the Volunteers, Donors that have continued to support our organization and I believe that others will see this great work we are doing for the people of Africa.
And come onboard.

 

Interview by Marco Pugliese
African Voices admin

If you want contact Calvin Masitsa through his facebook profile or his page here Immagine

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