What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been! We arrived back in the States on the 20th of May and it seems we haven’t stopped since we touched down. The best news is that Bosco, Solomon and Moses are continuing to drill – even with us back here in California! Since we left, they’ve completed 2 new boreholes and are now in process on a series of 10 wells in a region called Amuria.
Here’s a photo of Solomon demonstrating a temporary hand pump. This well is the second one in a community where the main borehole dug by a large NGO recently failed! This well will serve several hundred people who would have been without clean water.
Now, the team is working in Amuria. What is interesting is that this area is one that has a significant amount of regulation and the local government officials take great pride in making sure the people and aquifers are adequately protected. That’s why the local District Water Officer (in the white shirt) got personally involved in this test well!
So what’s next for Rick and Sherry? We’re back in California, processing the past 5 months in Uganda and pondering what might be on the horizon for us. What it looks like at this point is an extended season for both of us working here in the US. Shoot us a note . . . we’d love to catch up with you!