Fresh Water Please
Some Communities struggle to gain access to clean water. As we raise funds we either put them towards school refurbishment projects or new boreholes near schools to provide the children and community with water
The only water accessible to the community in Bansang was this colour, so the community approached us for help
After a lot of fundraising and generous donations we raised the £6,000 to have a borehole drilled just outside the Secondary School
Getting Fresh Water
To great excitement the drill rolled into town and was set up
A town elder broke the soil to enable the drilling to start, and then is provided with a chair to watch and wait for fresh water to start flowing
The first fresh water
With slow drilling and a lot of patience water is finally found. Celebrations and dancing errupted
Quickly local plumbers laid pipes, put in taps and created a drainage area
The first Elder collecting water
This lady had not tasted clean water for many years and had told her grandchildren what fresh water tasted like
Now the town and school have clean water.
To enable access to water the charity needed to provide water towers and also a generator and pump
The town have put in place a system to collect 1 Dalasis for water, from those who can afford it, which they use to maintain the pump and buy fuel for the generator.