As I have previously written we first had to find a new location for the well, and then we drilled the well, hit a lot water and put the well in. The one thing that was not done while I was in Kenya was to do a pressure test on the well to make sure there was enough pressure and water (there was) and to install the hand pump. After that the only thing left was to actually use the well!
Of course the community still needs to set up a committee, open a bank account and build an enclosure for the well but for now the well is up, being used and supplying clean water for the local community and their cattle.
I have now been home from Africa for about 2 weeks. It is easy to quickly take for granted the things that we have – being able to flick a switch for electricity or turn a tap for water. But now when I turn the water on I give thanks. I give thanks for having that water but more importantly I give thanks for having friends, family and clients who helped me being able to bring water to people who truly need it
Asante Sana. Thank You Very Much
Maji Ni Uhai – Water Is Life.