Returning to Valle Escondido – the land of all those slippery hills! We drilled one hole and found water, but it wasn’t enough, so we persisted … More Back to those slippery HILLS!
Three fabulous volunteers showed up in Panama! Choppy water, slippery logs, mangrove mud and “that cacao drink” were all part of their experiences … More Three Volunteers (and TWO video clips!)
A special team worked together on the well in Buena Esperanza! … More No Sharks in Shark Hole
We went to Isla Tigre, where most of Simon’s family lives. Tigers? No, but we did spot a little orange kitten … More Tiger Island
We drilled two wells, checked a half dozen others, took water samples, repaired water tanks, repaired a pump and some holes in the water line in the mangroves. … More In Rain or Shine
This same scenario has played out time and again over the past 8 years. I go go go with the planning, fundraising, packing … More Dejavú?
It’s been tough to get a strong enough cell signal to update recently, so here is a continuation from the last post about Uganda (Down Goes the Pipe). After leaving the Rosser family with my new awesome rock breaking tool that they welded from the leafspring, I spent 11 hours on buses and got to … More Bulldozer
For three days, we tried to break out that rock and for three days, we chipped away at it, pulled out buckets of soil and rock pieces and yet, we did not progress past 87′. The fact that we have an 87′ borehole is exciting for me – it’s the deepest I’ve drilled to date! … More Down goes the pipe!
We finished the Rain Water Catchment (Plan “B”) project in Butenga! It took about a week and a half to get the material to the site, but only three days to complete the work. Planning and scheduling can be quite difficult in the field. The town, Luweero, that we go to for most of the … More Rain, rain, please STAY!
Remember how we were slowly chipping away at the rocks in Butenga? Our daily routine looked like this: Drill, get stuck on a rock, hand-dig out the rocks, shovel them into a bucket to be dumped outside of the pit. Find softer soil, drop the drill into the pit (thinking that perhaps we had passed … More Plan “B”