Before the well, the
pre-teen girls would leave at sunrise to walk two kilometers to fetch water
from the spring. The walk to the spring was easy, all downhill, and they
would fill up a five gallon jerry can with water from the spring. But then
the girls would have to walk back up the hill. If the school needed
water, they would send the pupils down to the spring for water, a one-hour
round trip. Each time the school needed water, the pupils would miss out
on more school. Other groups have tried to drill a well for the school,
but the well would go dry. Now, the people of Kidinye say that they have
a 'miracle well' because they have an abundance of good, clean ground water and
their children do not have to walk two kilometers to fetch water from a
At Ebusiratsi Primary, the
head teacher claimed that it was a miracle that anyone cared enough for his
students to provide a well.
Different reasons, but both
of them are miracle wells – and you helped make it happen. On behalf of
the thousands of people who now have water, THANK YOU.
In summary, here's the work
Drilling borehole and
setting pump: COMPLETED (between May 2008)
COMPLETED (July 2008)
Hygiene training: COMPLETED
(May 8-9, 2008)
Final Report: being reviewed
(I'll pass it out after it is completed.)
Dedication: not yet
Click on the link on the left for pictures that
show different parts of the completed work.
Again, thanks to everyone for your
support and partnership.
Your fellow servant,
832 367 4083
PS. The Rotary Club of
Sugar Land and the Rotary Club of Baytown have each pledged $5000 toward the
next MGA to help more schools in western Kenya.
Please let me know if your Rotary Club wants to
partner on the next round.