For most of 2009, our focus has been on organization. We’ve been working really hard on solving the problem of “How do you get someone to show up with a drilling rig at a specific place on the other side of the planet?” As easy as this may sound, we have found that it takes a lot of time, energy and persistence to get that lined up.
We are happy announce that through some contacts, we have found an organization to partner up with to get our well dug. We will be working with Love Mercy, who has people and a drilling rig on the ground in Kenya, not too far from Laisamis.
The first step in the process of getting our well dug is to obtain some permits from the Kenyan government and to have some geological surveys done at the drilling site. The surveys will determine the best place in the area to place the well and will also provide the drilling team with an idea of the kind of rock they will be drilling through and how far down they will have to drill.
This is a very exciting time. Up until this point, we’ve been planning and now we’ve come to the point where we are ready to start doing.
This is where you come in. We need your help. The cost of the permits and surveys is $1,000 USD. Over the past few months, we have been fundraising without specifically asking you to make a donation. Now, we are asking.
If you want to go ahead and donate the full $1,000, we won’t turn you down. However, we would not turn away donations of any amount. One measurable value is that $20 will provide water for one person for 20 years.
Please consider donating to help us reach our first goal of raising $1,000.