The water project has officially been started! High in the Chilalo Mountains, Action Engineering has started the excavation of gravel in preparation for capping the springs that will soon bring water to the town of Dera and the surrounding areas! This dream is actually taking form into a reality and the lifesaving liquid will soon be pouring through the pipes provided by Hope Arising! The agreement we have is to provide pipes in three installments. The first of which will be provided in one month. In addition to the springs, our team visited three reservoirs, two existing and one new. The quality of work is impressive, along with the professionalism in attitude and competency shown by Action Engineering. We are fortunate to have them as the grit behind the proposal. The necessity of this new water capacity cannot be overstated. The beneficiaries of this water have been waiting, working and praying for this miracle for 35 years! To help fund, some locals have sold their much needed camels and given the money to the cause. Others go without food or other necessities in order to donate cash. A portion that is equal to that of the widow’s mite. This enormous show of faith drives home the importance of sharing our abundance with those who do not have enough.
With water, 200 children can stay in school rather than drop out in search of water. With water, women can spend on average and additional 4 hours a day at their work to bring income money for their families. With water, the number of water related illnesses treated at the health clinic will be reduced. With water, people can drink, eat, and bathe. Water is life.