Fourteen New Wells in 2015–1000’s With Safe Drinking Water

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Fourteen New Wells in 2015–1000’s With Safe Drinking Water

Great report about the portable drilling rig we helped purchase. In 2015, Mariatu’s Hope drilled 14 boreholes.  Three were at schools. Four were in communities that had at least one overused hand pump. Seven wells were drilled in villages with absolutely no water source except the stream or the swamp.

In those seven villages, people said things like, “For as long as I have lived and my grandparents and their grandparents have lived, no one has ever tasted well water in this village,” or “You have removed the taste of swamp water from my mouth.”  WOW!!!  For 2016, Mariatu’s Hope is slated to drill 17 new wells.

It’s impossible to overestimate how much difference safe water makes for children’s futures. We share their joy!

 

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