Conclusion of Bulalacao Pump Project – Philippines

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteers Rebecca E. Kington and Ben Stacey.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to construct 4 pumps in strategic locations in the municipality.

After planning the project with the community, Rebecca received a site transfer to another community. The project was picked up by Ben Stacey, Peace Corps Coastal Resource Management Volunteer, who offered to see it through to completion.

Ben, in turn, moved to another site, with responsibility for other projects. However, he was able to return on occasion to ascertain that the project was proceeding properly, and was then successfully completed.

Ben reports:

A total of 5 water wells were built in four Barangays including: Nasucob, Cambunang, Maujao, and San Francisco. These wells are estimated to serve 850 local residents in one of the most malnourished municipalities in the MIMAROPA region.

The majority of the funds were used to purchase 4 Jetmatic pumps and 5 Pitcher pumps. Piping, labor, and materials transport made up the balance.

Previously, residents were using surface water, often highly polluted. These water wells will help decrease the usage of contaminated surface water, greatly improving the health of its beneficiaries. The residents were very grateful to receive the kind support of Appropriate Projects.

On behalf of the water well beneficiaries in Bulalalacao Oriental Mindoro, and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Rebecca Houghting, and Ben Stacey, our sincere appreciation.

We, in turn, extend our thanks to Rebecca and Ben for carrying out the project, and to Hack and Slash for providing the funding.