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Clean Water for Maasai Village - Site 2

 

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Search for clean water continues…

Here we put our energies to God's service through service to a human person. Jacko Africa Safaris assists in drilling borehole wells for poor communities in Kenya. One of the sponsors below was our client - we invite more of clients to help, if interested, and we are transparent enough to coordinate your wish under our Jacko Community Projects theme.


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Clean Water for Maasai Village - Site 2

At JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS, Community Projects are an essential part of our commitment to our community and nation.  Read about our latest Water For Life project below...

Surveyor Simon walks

October 22nd 2012: A survey team left for Amboseli, Kenya to explore any possibility of finding water under this windswept dry patch of land at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


Second Borehole Surveyor Simon October 25th, 2012

Our surveyor concentrates on his metal tools as he walked about in straight lines – everyone eager to know his findings, if his magic was really to work today. His escort kept good pace with him to learn.


Second Borehole Surveyor Simon October 25th, 2012

After a number of cris-crosses, we were brought to settle at a specific point - here he placed his gargets and declared there was plenty of water “right here!”


Second Borehole Surveyor Simon October 25th, 2012

Surveyor explains it was now the beginning of the paperwork. Sure enough, it was to be a lot of bureaucracy involved! Patience and resilience were the next aspects.


JACKO at the service of God

Our happy survey team ready leave the site with hope that someday we would return to drill, once all the required papers are obtained.  Once again – Jacko at the service of God through service to a human person!


Arriving at Esiteti Cultural Boma, Amboseli Kenya, March 19th 2014

March 19th 2014:  Arriving at Esiteti Cultural Boma, Amboseli Kenya. Our journey has taken us 24 hours from Nairobi to the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. We have come to dig a borehole well for this Masai Community of 525+ people. Water is very scarce in this part of Kenya. It is amazing a single sponsor has donated this well 100% ...


This is our little contribution to  a better world! We shall give in our time, commitment, constistance, and focus to make a difference.

This is our little contribution to a better world! We shall give in our time, commitment, consistence, and focus to make a difference.


Snap photo upon arrival! Many village members caught unawares unbelieving that we would ever come back to drill!

Snap photo upon arrival! Many village members caught unawares unbelieving if we would ever come back to drill!


Women's Prayer

Women's prayer to mark a turning in their lives, if clean water shall ever be at close range. Many still doubted this, but a miracle was certainly about to happen.


Whole Village Prayer

Whole village's prayer to thank God for this miracle.


Water for Life 2

Drilling for Life is what we have devoted out time and energy to doing for the less fortunate members of our society.


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Setting up camp - 8 men on three trucks have to find shelter here to leave like Masai for a couple of days. They were Christians who showed some films of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.


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Setting machinery into position. Expertise is needed here.


Water for Life 2

Setting machinery into position. More expertise is needed here to be double sure rig is absolutely perpendicular.


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Ready to start drilling - a moment long awaited for.


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A crowd of onlookers starting to grow. This is something new to many of them here.


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Just to let you know that we shall put all this on film and photographic record.


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Blowing the first dust - little did we know that it would take us almost a week to get done.


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Only to find out that there was a bed of dust below the first rock capping. The more we drilled deeper, the more the dust filled up the hole to the extent that the hammer was stuck in that dust. This meant a little smell of trouble.


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This meant drilling was to be called off for 24 hours till we got enough casing to block the falling dust.


Water for Life 2

The required casing and a bigger hammer was to be fetched from Nairobi. So nothing went on for a day, which anyway was my only rest day.


Water for Life 2

Day 3 was fun when the driller was able to continue with his work after fixing the casing which blocked the falling dust. We had to keep our fingers crossed not to come to another such problem farther down.


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All was well, and I managed to find some time to relax with some of the village elders in this photo, as we waited for the arrival the sponsor.


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Pomp, music and dance by Masai women. By tradition, women dance on one side, men on another - never mix dance or vocals.


Water for Life 2

Masai warriors music and dance. Real traditional Masai music is never accompanied by any musical instruments - it is all vocal.


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Thumbs up - the Masai way. Every culture in this world has its way.


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The drilling was at 68 meters down at this point, and first water bed had been struck at 62 meters.


Rejoice - mission accomplished!

Rejoice - mission accomplished! Definitely happy faces can hide. It had been tedious - was all the money and time gonna be lost or rewarded?! I always knew it would be done successfully - no matter how long it took.


There drilling went on uninterrupted to 100 meters as contracted

Guessing that sponsor was telling the village chairman that he was really happy for him and his people.


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Jackson handing over all borehole papers to the village chief, and copy to sponsor.


Test pumping revealed 12,000 litres per hour.

Test pumping revealed the borehole's output is 12 cubic, or in lay person's language 12,000 litres per hour.


A dream come true for this Masai Mama

A dream come true for this Masai Mama.


A  watering trough in front of the borehole for livestock.

A watering trough in front of the borehole for livestock.


Borehole  watering station seen from the front.

Borehole  watering station seen from the front.


It is a completely new world everybody - humans as well as livestock.

It is a completely new world for everybody - for humans as well as for livestock.


Thank you Romy Hawatt & Family. And, may God abundantly bless you.

Thank you - and, may God abundantly bless you most abundantly.


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