WATER = LIFE. In most parts of Africa water is life and, as in most parts of Africa, it comes only during the two rainy seasons, if it comes at all.
Through a generous grant from International Rotary and Bend, OR rotary clubs, Nomad was able to locate water on our land, dig a borehole 85 feet deep, and operate the borehole system using solar power.
Now we find ourselves in a situation six years later and many, many improvements have been made as we have more and more kids living at Gail’ House as well as crops growing in our fields and tilapia ponds to fill.
In 2013 & 2014 we added gutters on the entire complex where the water will go directly into two 10,000 liter tanks. In total, Nomad had three 10,000 liter tanks as well as a 3,000 liter tank. We have also just completed a massive water project – creating a concrete water canal, where rain water will be collected and stored in a large water storage pond.
Because of all the additional farming projects we have undertaken, in October of 2014 a new water pump (operated by solar, electric & wind power) has replace the solar pump, allowing for the borehole pump to fill the water tanks ten times faster than with just the solar pump option.