In November, 2005, we sent our first official consultant to southern Sudan with a team from Branches to Sudan. The group brought out an EXP-50 and some VK-01 pump kits to this extremely remote area. Three wells were attempted, but no water was struck (see logs below). However, the measure of success is not in the water, but in the power of God to change lives. Locals were thoroughly trained in drilling and pump assembly. In addition, several promising follow-up drill sites were identified for the locals to drill on their own – a success that is far better for the villagers in the long run than if the foreign team had done it themselves.
Drill training to the locals
Pump training to the locals
Found follow up drill sites for the locals to attempt
Well Digging, borehole training, hygiene training, Soap Making Teaching, New Technologies Introduced, Medical Clinic Assistance, Drill Training
In November, 2005, we sent our first official consultant to southern Sudan with a team from Branches to Sudan.
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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