DRILLING a BORE at MERCY SCHOOL, KENYA OCTOBER 2022
Updated: Oct 21, 2022
Consolate Muga says,
"I was overwhelmed with joy when I read your note that we have the funds to drill a bore at Mercy School. What a Mighty God we serve, who answers all our prayers. Reflecting to my video made in 2018 where I mentioned the need for water and overhead tanks, I was so excited. Our God is an awesome God."
"The water situation was the hardest one for me, but I tell you honestly that it was the happiest moment in my life. I saw a greatest need met; a prayer answered.”
Mercy School in Kenya and the Orphanage are on different sites, but beside one another. The Orphanage bore often fails in dry seasons and AAI sends finance to buy water by the tanker load if it is available. The school does not have a bore on its site and relies on a few rainwater tanks. A bore on the school site gives added water security and a means to keep gardens producing food year-round.
In the dry season few years back when the Orphanage bore dried up, the children obtained water from a communal point in a creek below the school, using scoops to fill containers. They then carried the water a considerable way back to the School and Home for washing and cooking.
Little kids drank the water and got sick, not realising it needed to be boiled. The creek in the dry season is just a small soak and is also used as a communal washing point. School learning time was also lost as children waited their turn to get water and carry it back.
Main outcomes of the Bore Project
* Provision of reliable year-round safe water for the school
* Adequate water supply to community members.
* Reduced number of cases in hospital because of waterborne diseases.
* Increased food supply and nutritional value.
* Skills training and development in fence building for Community members.
* Empowered community on safe water and sanitation.
On 3rd October 2022 this water drilling video came in from Mercy Home and School. It was such relief to find water. They did one bore up to 150m and the second up to 50 m and no sign of water. A different geological survey was done, the drilling rig broke and had to go to Nairobi for repairs. But finally, success!!