Living Water of Ohio has partnered with Committed Believers Evangelical Ministry(CBEM)-Africa to bring clean water to the people.
You can find our more at https://www.cbemafrica.com/about-us.html
The Chanjalo hand pump will provide drinking water for nearly 1400 local residents. The bore hole was drilled once, but did not yield a sustainable amount of water. A geological survey was completed and its findings were that 10 more meters would hit a large aquifer. After meeting with the driller, a second attempt was made. The machine broke during this phase due to the hard rock. A third attempt with heavier machinery will be done to get to the large aquifer. Please pray that the third attempt will be a success.
School House 2018
During the November 2018 trip Living Water was made aware that the school located at Chafisi Baptist Church had a broken municipal water line and the school didn’t have clean water for drinking or cooking meals. Bobby assisted the women of Chafisi to dig the ditch for the new water line. The school now has water.
Mission Houses 2018-2019
The mission housing is increasing due to large groups in the summer of 2019 and the need for water is great. The Chanjalo driller wanted to bless the mission house by providing a well for a reduced price. The well was drilled in late 2019 and the structure to protect the water source should be completed in the spring of 2019. The borehole is producing salty water (which can be used for toilets and cleaning). We are installing gutters on the house with rain water catchments going to the borehole to dilute it. There will also be plenty of rain water stored for gardening and watering the animals on the property.
During the November 2018 trip to Sendemke and the geological survey it was determined that an alternative water solution would be required instead of a bore hole. Bobby of Living Water and CBEM leadership met with local representatives for the Kambicha-Kanyumbuni water pipeline (a World Vision Project). The best solution is to bring the pipeline to Sendmke. The project is currently ongoing and scheduled to be completed in spring of 2019.
Update: this water system was completed and has been pumping clean borehole water to the village. We are in need of a new pump now. June 2022.
As soon as the funding came in for the pipeline project we took a small team to help with the water projects in Sendemke. We were able to install rain water catchments on the church as well as test the water line that was tapped into the Kambicha line. It was a success. We accomplished more than we expected.
The geological survey for Chongojeni found that it would be best to tie into the existing pipeline like Sendemke. The local people cleared the land for a water line to be buried. This project was completed as well. The same pump that needs replaced was pumping water to this village as well.
Our team, with the help of the local people and pastors, were able to install a rainwater catchment on the church at Chongojeni. This is a small solution to help with the water situation there.
Motorcycles for Pastors
We are also taking donations for motorcycles for Pastors in Kenya. This is the main mode of transportation out in the bush. These Pastors will also oversee water projects as well as schedule contractors for upcoming projects.
Please specify that your donation is for “Motorcycle”