Two New Projects
We are working with two new communities that are in desperate need of water. We visited and met with both communities in November and have voted to move ahead with drilling and providing them with water as soon as possible.
Ropile is a rural community of approximately 800 people. The area is on the plain, neighboring a wildlife conservancy. The women not only walk more than 2 miles each way to collect water (from a contaminated source), but they must walk through the bush in the conservancy and often encounter dangerous animals! The area includes two small schools of 120 students.
The community of Emurua Dikkir is in dire need of a clean water source. Several small seasonal springs exist in the area but most dry up during the dry seasons and the remaining spring can’t provide adequate water for the people, livestock and wildlife. The future borehole will provide clean water for an estimated 2300 water users in this area, including a school of 300 students.