Water Project Chairman GW Scott and Wallace Kiluwa, lead driller onsite in Africa, completed a four-day training course in Danbury Texas last month. Mr. Kiluwa also successfully drilled one test well with the rig purchased by Christ Church, and is now back in Tanzania. The rig is being prepared for shipment by Nov. 1st and should arrive in Dar Es Salaam by Dec. 15th.
Twenty drill sites have been identified in the Dar Es Salaam area. These villages include: Kibindu St. Luke’s Mission, Kibindu Village, Kimange, Rufiji, Kisarawe, Kidimu Village,Kibaha, Mwanadilatu, Kisiju Ward, All Saints Church Temeke, St. Thomas Yombo, Misave Village, St. Bartholomew Uburyo, Vigwaza Village, Mbagera Church, Manzese, Malamba Mawili Village, Msigani Village, Pogwe Village, Kiwangwa Village, and Utete Village.
The goal of the Tanzania Water Project is to drill one well per month for five years. Each well should serve 1500 people, and our hope is that after five years we will have brought fresh water to 100,000 people.
We are currently searching for a less expensive hand pump, as our previous supplier has not proved to be a good choice. Currently hand pumps are in the $1500 to $2000 range, but we are searching for a model that is less than $1,000 for a 300′ deep well. Look for Christmas present opportunities where you can buy a hand pump for one of the villages listed above! In the meantime, continue to pray for us as we venture into serving others in the Name of Christ.