THE WATER PROJECT-SUMMER 2019
Normally the people in Piraco would have to walk 3/4 mile to a small stream to get water. Though the water was not the cleanest, it would be used for washing and cooking and would have to be carried all the way back. In the Spring of 2019 we learned that the Village actually had a partial well pipe in the ground that was started by the town, however the project was abandoned and never completed. All that was really needed was the pump to bring up the water.
It took us all but five minutes to know what our next project would be! After checking around we estimated the pump would cost about $800 USD. We shared the need and within 2 weeks a wonderful couple blessed us with the $800 needed to buy the pump.
So the project began! To our surprise when the pipe was opened it was found to be clogged. Hmmm? It seems over the year or so that the pipe sat idle, the children found great delight in dropping things down the pipe so they could hear the whistling sound before the splash of water. After several failed attempts to unclog the pipe on our own, we ended up having to bring in the Big Red Truck to drill through the clog. This added unexpected cost to the project, but you know we serve a BIG God and He was faithful to meet every expense as it appeared. The entire project ended up costing about $1500 USD and took about 8 weeks. It was completed in July 2019. I cannot tell you how happy everyone was the day clean, fresh water started flowing! Our God is an Awesome God!
As you can see by the progression of pictures below, everyone was watching and waiting with great anticipation...but it was worth it! It's projects like these that make it all worth the work. We could not have done this without the support of our donors.
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The two pics below are the original water source and the new well.