As you have heard us tell you many times, there are still SO many villages and rural areas that do not have access to potable water or even any water at all; they must leave their area in search of water for their daily needs, and find it wherever they can. Imagine if you can the animals that came to get water upstream from a river where they are getting their water or the people who washed their clothes and bathed in that same water.
Here is your opportunity to help make a difference in many people’s lives! As we explained in our October 2018 newsletter, we are in the process of purchasing another rig. We stepped out by faith in making the decision to do this, knowing that our God knows your generous hearts, AND He knows the difficult situation here in Haiti for all those who spend literally hours every day just to get water for their basic needs. The good news is this — some large donors had promised they together would match, dollar-for-dollar, all funds coming in that are earmarked for the new rig. This promise is still in effect! The company manufacturing the drill rig for us thinks they can be finished by August. We need to have the money in hand by then. In addition to a drill rig, there will be a water truck plus all the tools and equipment needed for drilling that is not a part of the actual rig expense.
Based on the average amount of 350 people using each well, in the last 5 years alone we have provided water for around 350,000 people.
This new rig will allow us to increase our capacity by 100 additional wells per year (at 2.5 wells per week, 40 weeks per year). We will have the capacity to provide water to 35,000 MORE people per year.
We greatly appreciate your prayers and participation in this large endeavor.