Today’s highlight was seeing the results of our first manual well drilling machine. At the Tulwap school and community, people depend on rainwater. It hadn’t rained for months. Last December, we were testing the well design of “Village Drill” discovered by George Ford of Abbotsford, BC. Today, Tulwap has clean water at 110 feet.
This is how the Village Drill works. A video is available on the homepage of our website. 3 or 4 people turn this wheel for several days.
Then you start pumping the water. The community was gathering around to taste clean water. The well will benefit the school and the community. Thanks to all who are supporting our water program.
I also got to visit with Jack, EAMO Manager, and his family and Carla who came to the orphanage at one month old. We have been following up on her progress since then. Carla is now adopted by the manager. My wife Candi has had a special place in her heart for her.
We also stopped to see Janet. She is hardworking and has two stores like this. Remarkable progress for someone who has faced many challenges when she fell into a fire as a 3-year-old.
Mangoes are in season, so today I bought 30 mangoes for $9. This should last for a few days for our team.