Crazy times

Crazy times call for crazy ambition! Since our last update, we’ve been working on complying with Greece’s lockdown regulations for public health, avoiding the fascist uprisings around the island, and figuring out how to work in uncertain times and circumstances. We’ve been closed officially to self-isolate as much as possible for two weeks just in […]

Enough is enough!

Due to the events and unrest of the last few days we are sorry to announce that The Lava Project will be closed for the rest of the week until Tuesday 3rd of March when we hope to open again. Lesvos is on fire. The local population is exhausted, the people in the camps are […]

More than washing

Nadifo, Anastasia and Dega sorting through baby clothes and Nadifo on her mission. As well as washing and drying clothes and bedding for the most vulnerable residents of Moria and the scabies patients referred by the clinics The Lava Project also does some distribution work! While we try to make sure all the single mothers with […]

Keeping the costs low

Our expenses keep increasing, mainly because we increased the number of machines. But we try our best to reduce costs where we can. Our van runs on LPG (“autogas”), which safes us about 30% of the expenses we would have for regular fuel. With the help of our friends from Watershed, we got a concrete […]

Call for volunteers

The good news: The Lava project is constantly expanding!But with expansion comes the need for more workforce, as machines and vans don’t load and drive themselves. That’s why we are sending out this call for volunteers. Over 400 bags of laundry a week means over 400 people who get clean (and dry and free of […]

Record week

We are excited!Since the start of the project in July 2019 we were able to wash 5 889 bags of cloth for the people in camp Moria!Only this week we hit the record of 444 bags! These numbers are just the beginning, we are not yet at full capacity. Soon we could be washing around […]

Lava on fire

The Lava Project is on fire! ?Yesterday was a chaotic but exciting day at the laundry. The morning started with a visit by our plumber. Some leaks from the water hoses to the washing machines needed attending and during that process the machines had to be stopped. That of course slowed us down, but in turn […]

Shiny new machines

Look at this! Two shiny new washing machines have arrived, thanks to your donations and the help of our sponsors. ??Each extra machine means more than twelve extra washes we can do – each day, including Saturday and Sunday. There are no weekends in the Lava laundry, as the demand is ever increasing.Three more dryers are […]

We need more machines

We have an imbalance between washing and drying capacity and need 4 new dryers. And we would like to install two new washing machines.For this we need YOUR support: But the new (reconditioned) washer and dryer just arrived from the UK – funded by #HopeandAidDirect and #Help Refugees. We will connect them this week (so we hope). We […]

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