Bowier Trust
Foundation from Switzerland

Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland

Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland

Swiss know-how enables the construction of a well, water tower and functioning toilets in Liberia

Liberia's UN delegate traveled especially to Feusisberg to say thank you:

(from left) Markus Blatter, BTFS Foundation; Roland Anderegg, President RC Oberer Zürichsee; Dr. Michael Richter, Past President RC Linthebene; Paul Wolokollie Tate, UN Delegate of Liberia; Michael Stutz, Butti Bauunternehmung AG; Felix Walz, President BTFS, Beat Jud, BTFS Foundation. (Picture zvg)

School and church in miserable condition

The first project BTFS wanted to tackle was the Immanuel Christian Academy and Immanuel Church (ICA). This organization covers six blocks (small churches) in Monrovia. The sanitation conditions at the school and church were simply disastrous. No clean water, no functioning toilets, no water drainage during the rainy season, and diseases such as malaria, typhoid and HIV were and still are a feature of everyday life.

It took two years to prepare and recruit suitable local personnel. During this time, a network of education, health and safety officials was established. Then an expert from Switzerland was needed. Gian Reto Lazzarini, Delegate of the Board of Directors of the Butti Construction Company AG in Pfäffikon, spontaneously agreed to make one of his employees available for two months.

Read the whole article by Urs Höfner, Höfner Volksblatt