Completed: January, 2017
Tengwe Orphanage, Zimbabwe
Supplying Water To
250 Community Members including the Orphanage
Bush Pump Installation + Platform + Water Catchment Trough + Washing Area
Depth of Borehole: 40 Meters
Previous Water Source: From a Bush Pump we repaired in 2014 in the next village.
Project Inspiration: Back in 2014 – the entire area was collecting water from a dirty, shallow & unprotected well, or having to travel over 6 kilometers each way to the closest pump. Without transport this round-trip took hours. We drilled the hole in 2014, however the fractures took time to open up. As there wasn’t water in their initially – we thought it was a dry drill, so looked at other options to assist this community. Approximately 700 meters from the orphanage was a broken bush pump, so we refurbished this back to working condition. After completing the refurbishments, the ‘dry hole’ started to fill with water, however we had spent all of our money so our promise to them was to come back one day and complete the project.