History and Partnerships
In December 2005, Water for Good sought and was granted permission to open the first privately owned shortwave radio station. Early in 2006, Water for Good purchased an eight acre portion of land on the plateau above the town of Boali. During that year, we brought two shipping containers full of supplies to the property, we ran electricity and a road to the site, and we installed a fence and a guard house.
Then, in 2007 a team of Sonset Solutions engineers (formerly HCJB) from Elkhart, Indiana made a three-week trip to Boali to install a one kilowatt transmitter, shortwave antenna, transmitter studio, and two satellite antennas: one for accessing the Internet and the other for accessing French program sources via Trans World Radio.
Water for Good’s Radio Station was commissioned and started broadcasting at a dedication ceremony February 22, 2007 and is currently transmitting programs on 6.03 megahertz. As we grow our organization, radio programming is one part of our overall mission to make a lasting impact in CAR. It supports the efforts in every other area of our work. Please support Water for Good as we increase our capacity to reach communities across CAR with community development programming.