In the Endalgheda area, following the implementation of the MEKETA 2 water well, on October 1st 2012 the second project, in the frame of the “Make a loving gesture: give the water” campaign, promoted by Gruppo Arca /Cesena, has successfully been completed.
Over 16.000 donation cards sold during one week, at the A&O, Famila and Svelto department stores of the region, in addition to the Group contribution, could make available the funds required for the implementation of an important irrigation system in Endalgheda.
Hundreds of children, women and men welcomed Butterfly foundation representatives with a great ceremony expressing their gratitude for the donation.
ADCS, the Butterfly local technical partner, built-in three months time, a huge dam regulating the rain and open-source water, as well as concrete canals 600 meters long, with the support of the local workmanship.
The regulated irrigation of a huge area and the following plantation of various crops in three months time already increased the number of residents of the area, now in a position to have an adequate income.
An Irrigation Management Committee has been established for the proper maintenance and operation of the dam.
Mr Raul Casadei has been a testimonial of this project as well in the frame of the support he granted to the whole Loving gesture initiative.