In July, 2008, we traveled to this East African nation to work with BEZA International Ministries in an effort to help them expand their ministry to an isolated AIDS community on top of Entoto Mountain. In cooperation with the orthodox church, we were able to drill the first shallow bore hole well. Locals carried out most of the process, and many more wells are planned throughout the community (nearly 3000 people). Soap making as a microeconomic enterprise was taught to over 110 people. In addition, an appropriate water technologies seminar was conducted in Addis Ababa, with 50 representatives from various NGO’s in attendance. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to leave an EXP-50 drill rig in the care of BEZA to continue to drill on Entoto and in southern Ethiopia. This rig will also serve as a demo unit for other NGO’s to replicate the work. (top)
Closest previous water source is contaminated (cattle run-off) spring approximately 3/4 mile away.
First shallow bore hole well
Soap making was taught to over 110 people
Water Technologies Seminar was conducted
Well Digging, borehole training, hygiene training, Soap Making Teaching, New Technologies Introduced
In July, 2008, we traveled to this East African nation to work with BEZA International Ministries in an effort to help them expand their ministry to an isolated AIDS community on top of Entoto Mountain.
Ben and Nikki Buckner are the local missionaries from New Tribes Mission who are stationed in Galilo village. They hosted our team while we were there in Papua New Guinea. For this trip, we ended up boring five different holes, casing two of them and putting a pump on one of them. There were also some existing wells (4 in all) that had been dug and cased. They just did not have pumps on them.
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