In February, 2008, a group from Anderson, SC traveled to the Kondie Community of Sierra Leone. The area is mostly Muslim, but many have come to Christ through free medical clinics (water will play a large part in future clinics as well). As for the drilling, the first hole was plugged by a rock accidentally kicked in the hole by a young helper. The second hole hit a big rock. The US team ran out of time, but the locals ended up finishing the well. Our thanks to Living Water International for graciously providing a nice hand pump for the completed well – always fun to partner with you guys. Future trips are planned to establish another medical clinic in a more remote location.
Started digging a well that the locals later finished successfully
Well digging, borehole training, hygiene training, soap making, new technologies introduction, medical clinic assistance, drill training.
In February, 2008, a group from Anderson, SC traveled to the Kondie Community of Sierra Leone. The area is mostly Muslim, but many have come to Christ through free medical clinics (water will play a large part in future clinics as well).
We built and installed a simple Canzee pump out of PVC. In the end we were able to install a working, simple pump that the women and children were are able to use. We were surprised at the type of soil we found here. We expected the water table to be much shallower. The soil here had lots of hard clay. It is also somewhat expensive here for resources, costing approximately $375 to dig, build, and establish a pump and well system. But, the items we bought were some of the best supplies that I have found in Africa. The PVC was very thick and strong, and of high quality. With Patrick and Revelier being permanent fixtures there, I truly believe that more pumps will be built.
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