Conclusion of Impilo Community Center Pump Project – South Africa
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Badzioch.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to repair the bore hole pump at the Impilo Community Center.
Good news: The water pump is working!
Multiple contacts were made with private drillers, the Municipal Water Department, Provincial Water Department, various websites, and the pumps manufacturer, none of which led to success.
Finally, the Municipality just came one day and replaced it.
It has been over a year since the project was funded. I don’t know if the Municipality would have fixed pump without several visits, but the funding gave us an “excuse” to ask, saying we would pay for any materials and other charges to get it running. After 2 years here, it is still a mystery how things (the government and businesses) work and don’t work.
With a pump in place, ICC will be able to not only grow vegetables and teach others but also will be able to improve water access in the community. Access to clean abundant water is a matter of health and even life.
We are grateful to Mike for his tenacity in seeing this project through to completion, and also to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.