Drilling for LOVE in 2018

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 We started 2018 with a party. Literally!


For two years the Chinkuli School has been without a working borehole. With over 1,000 students coming to school from all over the area — they were desperate for a new water source! For two years the school has begged the government to fix their borehole with no results!

1,300 children from a 10-mile radius walk here everyday — rain or shine — for school! Some of the kids we know in Kunchubwe Village walk over 2 hours to come to Chinkuli!

1,300 children from a 10-mile radius walk here everyday — rain or shine — for school! Some of the kids we know in Kunchubwe Village walk over 2 hours to come to Chinkuli!

Not all boreholes are created equal! Some areas have more water than others. We celebrated when we were roughly 20-30 meters deep we hit water! This well should never run dry!!

Not all boreholes are created equal! Some areas have more water than others. We celebrated when we were roughly 20-30 meters deep we hit water! This well should never run dry!!

So when this news landed on our ears in December - we knew we had to step in! We drilled the new borehole just a week after Tony and Carol landed in Zambia. Because this had been such a great need for so long for so many - the school even threw a party to celebrate!! 13 Headmen and over 150 people came to celebrate something we take for granted everyday — access to clean water!!

Pumping - as easy as turning on the faucet! Just kidding! As the American teenagers learned this summer, pumping is hard work! Thankfully, this borehole only needs a couple pumps before the water starts flowing!!

Pumping - as easy as turning on the faucet! Just kidding! As the American teenagers learned this summer, pumping is hard work! Thankfully, this borehole only needs a couple pumps before the water starts flowing!!

150 people came to celebrate this basic human right! We’re thrilled to be in this incredible position to give love tangibly and impact thousands of lives!

150 people came to celebrate this basic human right! We’re thrilled to be in this incredible position to give love tangibly and impact thousands of lives!

 This borehole will serve thousands — not just the 1,300 students but all of their families and surrounding areas! What an incredible opportunity we had to give love through giving clean water!

And the coolest part of it all is we get the chance to do it again!! The Moriah Community School, where all our Life Okendewa children and most of the kids you see in our pictures go to school, needs our help! They also have no borehole and we want to drill them one next month.  If you’re interested in providing clean water for the 250+ students at Moriah, please contact us. 

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