Before the water project which was completed earlier this year, staff would make several trips daily to collect contaminated water from a local water source as shown in the image. This water would have to be boiled, expending valuable resources of fuel, fire wood and time.
Now, the current building has water on tap plus flushing toilets! Simple pleasures we in the west take so much for granted. The difference this makes to just running the hospital of course is immeasurable. The pump from the borehole keeps the 50,000 litre tank topped up, which in turn with a simple plumbing system, enables the pressure required for running water.
Moreover, the fresh clean water is now available every day for local people to collect. This simple facility is already having an impact, which long term will save countless lives, protecting men, women and children from debilitating sickness or death from waterborne disease and parasites.