Today we have finished working on the second ferrocement reservoir of the #WaterConnection project. Yay!
We built the first reservoir near the well, under the pouring rain but still with a burning enthusiasm until the night. Next is the reservoir in the village office area, slightly outside the school area. In RT 3 there is already a rainwater harvesting reservoir that was previously made as a pilot. With a capacity of 5,787 liters, this ferrocement reservoir is able to meet the kitchen needs of nine households for a week. The house for the pump has also been completed.
The generator for electricity also already has a house, near the teacher’s mess so that supervision and maintenance is easier. The school kitchen has also been completed, complete with a vegetable washing area and a shelf on the wall. From the window, the savanna stretches as far as the eye can see.
Last week we managed to raise water from the well to the reservoir that is already in the school. Together with the residents, we moved the existing fiber reservoir to the edge of the hill to be closer to the well. While waiting for the pipe installation to be completed, the water was able to go up to the main reservoir with a long hose. All residents of Mbinudita village are able to use clean water from wells. A child who usually takes a bath twice a week claimed to feel healthier because he could take a bath every day. They also have more free time because they don’t have to go back and forth looking for water.
Although tired, happy smiles bloomed from the faces of the residents. Just a few more steps, clean water will be within their reach.
You can also help them, you know. We still need materials to build some reservoirs and install pipes. To donate, visit the link in our bio and click on the Donation Page. Payment can be made via e-wallet and the listed QRIS code.
Any help means a lot. For that, our thanks are infinite.