When Jeff Vann and I visited this YJM partner in February of this year, they were preparing to drill a bore-well on a piece of land which they had purchased next door to their property. They had sufficient funds to drill the well but not enough to cover the cost for the necessary pump to pump the water from the bore to their tanks on the roof of their building.
A gift from a donor in New Zealand purchased 14,000 rupees, sufficient to buy the necessary equipment and the project has been completed and the school now has a supply of good quality water for the approximately 100 resident students at the school and the staff who care for them.
The bore was drilled to 137 metres (450 feet) to get to a source of an ample supply of good quality, fresh water. The pump was a fully submersible pump which was fitted to the end of a 137 metre length of flexible pipe with the appropriate electrical cable, and with the help of some of the boys from the school (see pictures) this was lowered into the hole that had been drilled.
The staff and children at the school have asked that we thank those who pray for and support the school and especially those who donated the funds to complete their water supply.