Author Archives: Hanna Heissenbuettel

About Hanna Heissenbuettel

operational director of Alanouwaly

Salifest 2016

The 9th Salifest

Band 9th Salifest

The 9th Salifest was once again a wonderful day celebrating our diversity and Salif’s generous spirit whilst raising funds for the project in Africa.

9th Salifest dance  9th Salifest dance2

African dance workshop with Bex

9th Salifest dance3

Storytelling workshop with theme of water and  stall by LEMP (Lewisham Ethnic Minority Partnership)


Sock-puppet doing workshop with Andor.

sock-puppet  sockpuppet2

We had music by LETSwing, Djely Fode Kouyate led the African music joined by Souleymane Compo of Wountanara, Mamdou Keita, Sorel, Lu, and many more

Lawrence   9th Salifest massage

Great Food from Lawrence and team with African Food, Home-made cakes, hand-crafted jewellery by Cynthia, Mariama’s massage, and stall with many wonderful goods.

9th Salifest stall  Anita&Annabelle


The 10th Salifest is booked for Saturday, 30.September 11 – 17.30

Our first clean water project

Our first clean water project

Waterboy  Water installation

Alanouwaly Guinea collaborated with Alexander Sigmund Wassertechnik from Germany and his Eau Pure project to install a solar pump and panels to restore a failed well. Over 6 weeks tradesmen and volunteers assessed and prepared the well, built a frame for the solar panels and the 3000l tank with 8 taps and installed the high quality Lorentz pump.

On the 16th.June they held a big opening with the regional authorities including  governor Siba Loholamu, prefect Mohamed Doumbouya and president of Boke development Oscar Koumbassa. Local and national radio and the national television were there to record it.

We are particularly pleased that this source of badly needed clean water was created during Ramadan. It is servicing an area with 200 families, although more people collect water there, as it the best source of water around!

Water is Life and there is no bigger gift than clean water!
For a more detailed report, please click here. Clean Water for Donghol 2016

Sewing Project

Sewing Project

As we don’t yet have enough funds to complete the building for the sewing project Alanouwaly has loaned sewing machines to local women with access to electricity and to teach others. This will create a much needed income for them and their families.

Yakha machine2    Sewing1

Computer Learning Centre

Computer Learning Centre

The computer learning centre has started with a group of 7 students. It’s a great start!     There is huge interest to sign up and 50% are women which is why we need to raise more funds to get more working computers and internet connection and modem .

Computers & Girls