This much-needed water pump took nearly two years of blood, sweat and tears to become a reality! Here's a look at what it took to get here:
The machine and I! They say third time's the charm and it was in our situation. My school hired our third contractor to construct our pump. He began work on my birthday in July. It was a nice birthday gift.
Contractors worked day and night. They'd start drilling the bore hole around 6 a.m. and end around 11 p.m. Here is one of the men drilling the bore hole. It was freezing as hell!
They drilled about 60 meters down.
Teachers had to attach the hand to the pump, in order for it to work properly.
We have to lock this bad boy up at the end of the day because we have "haters." Not that we're Jesus or anything but people out here get jealous anytime you succeed, especially in these villages, so we had to get a lock to protect our pump.
Again, we thank you all for helping us to help ourselves. Your support of our craft project helped us to put up the $500 USD Peace Corps required from us for the pump. Thank you again!!!!