As of yesterday, we have RUNNING water in Nyamirama.
In two weeks it will be a year that we dug the well.
We then waited almost 9 months for electricty poles... none were available in the country... and then the electricity to be installed... and then the pump was hooked up yesterday.
Serge, the kids, Maddy and I took a trip to check it out for ourselves today. The following pics share our momentous day with you - history.
Nyamirama is a sector / township of almost 6000 households. We can't supply water to them all but we can for the closest communities to our land.
|Where they used to collect water...|
More than an hour walk from their home
and definitely NOT clean!
|Serge and Kids standing on the well|
|Line of jerry cans |
They used to walk over 1 hour for water.
Now it's just around the corner for many of them
|Beni with some friends|
|... then off again towards home|
|The scene ... such a lovely one!|