Recycled Tire

We needed to make gaskets for the rope pump so we used a 1/2 inch pipe (with sharped edges) to punch out small rubber “gaskets.” It was tedious (and painful) work but we took turns and cut out over 100 gaskets for the pump.


My teammates and I arrived in South Sudan the day after a week-long vote for separation from the North.  It was really cool be together with the villagers as they listened to a radio broadcasting the preliminary results Р99% for separation!

Rope Pump

We could not find any parts to make a typical piston type pump so we made a rope pump here in the village.