OUR LARGEST WATER PROJECT TO DATE IS FINISHED!
AHHHH. The excitement is hard to control. It feels like just yesterday we did our first bathroom remodel and here we are - because of you - literally digging 60 foot wells and bringing clean water to a community of 100+ families.
Thank you so much to everyone who supports our brand allowing us to do more; for more. Not only is this the largest project to date, it was easily the most fun! The stories from the locals would bring tears to your eyes. We're so thankful to expand our mission all over and look forward to the next!
Alright, so this project took roughly 2 months from start to finish and one of the most exciting parts about it is we were able to do it by ourself. We won't say this is the start to our own non-profit down the road but the exciting part of not channeling funds to another organization is more funding towards projects.
With that said, with our project manager, Njeru, on-site leading the way - we had secured a fantastic location that was desperate and long overdue for a clean water source much closer than the existing. We found ourselves right outside of the breathtaking city Mombasa, in a community called Kikambala.
After the location was finalized, the project got underway. Well not exactly, you can't just dig anywhere you want. We had to pull permits, have a geologist approve the location, and in this case, also get permission from the owner who's land it was done on. Alright, now we're underway!
The digging part took about 1 entire month. One man. One shovel. This is actually considered a very dangerous job and is always done with multiple parties on site. As for the length of the hole, that is determined by when you hit water. And in our case, it was approximately 60 feet. I remember asking 'Have we hit water yet?' after the first week. But the dangerous part is having the ground collapsing in on you so that is where the concrete part comes into place as you work your way down.
CONCRETE FOR A SOUND STRUCTURE
HARNESS TO GO THE DISTANCE
WE NEEDED MORE CONCRETE
ONE BUCKET AT A TIME
So. At approximately 60 feet, we hit water! And the digging was finished. Thankfully! From there, securing the circumference of the well was next. Shortly after, there was building the well cover to keep dirt and dust from getting into the water.
And well, after about 2 months, we were finished!
Footage? We got you!
Lastly, and most importantly, thank you so much for your love and support for allowing us to do what we do. This is simply possible through the purchase of product on our website.
Here's to the next largest water project!