Category Archives: Sudan

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.

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Pro-Separation

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!

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115 degrees is nothing – bring on the game!

Back in Aweil-Town, I took a break in the 115 degree weather to play some soccer

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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.

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Rise and Shine!

The sunrise during our last morning in the village

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We have water!

First bit of water coming out of our well!

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My “haven’t bathed in weeks” hair!

Cyrus and I were dumping gravel between the casing (pvc pipe) and the wall of the borehole to serve as the filter material

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