The Mbinudita Water Connections project has moved on to the implementation phase. A small series of posts that tells you what it can mean to drill a well more than 60 m deep, in the middle of nowhere, in an area where no one has ever access.
A region without direct access to water, without electricity and hostile, when it comes to working and living conditions too.
The “Rebuild Mbinudita” program is not just school! It affects a whole poor and very rural community! It also includes access to medical care, access to clean water as part of the “Water Connections” program. This is what we are talking about now:
A deep borehole, at the bottom of the hill that hosts our school. The 1st stage of this water network is in the process of being woven and aims to bring water to each group of houses in the region. Direct access to clean water for thousands of people!
So the location of this main borehole is in the middle of dry fields most of the time. Accessing it is very complicated, there is indeed no access, no electricity, no water (for the moment). These few 1st images show you the preparation and the start of the deep drilling (60m). A drilling site was chosen using the “dowsing rod” technique, last September 2021, with Kawan Gogon, Kawan Ayu, Kawan Primus, Kawan Elton, and Kawan Neni.
The Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Foundation, represented on the field by Kawan Alex, Kawan Primus Lede and Kawan Elton, prepared the ground, or how to find a way to get there and make possible the arrival of more than 15,000 liters of water (for the drill), several tons of equipment, food on the site; where no one has been before, to welcome workers for more than two weeks, workers and villagers also.
That is the time it took to drill nearly 60m deep. A real-life is organized on the spot because you will have to sleep there, eat there, wash yourself, stay in good health …
Once the camp is installed, the drilling begins, for 2 full weeks. Hard work, physically exhausting, also mentally because the optimal weather conditions are not there. The conditions are harsh! It takes a lot of courage to endure this! But all is well for the moment! The idea of providing water to nearly 200 families is motivating. But, the people of the village come to us every day to help, to make coffee when they have it, for all of us there. Its give us courage.
So we continue, we still have lots to do and all the rest too!
The rest of this story will be in some future post! Thank you to all of your for your benevolence, your support too!
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The Map of this project – Made by Fair Future and Kawan Baik
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