I received the news yesterday that Water is Life International is going to be tapping two springs on the island within the next three months. Thanks to the generosity of so many, the approx. $13,000 needed to provide clean fresh water to the people of Zadecha is available and we are ready to go.
I have learned that the water sources have been on the island all along but are close to the waterline of Lake Zway. In the rainy season, the water of the lake covers them up, polluting the water and in the dry season the animals use the springs which makes it unclean as well.
The idea is to tap the springs up the hill from where they empty now and pump the water into reservoir tanks to be used by the people. They will also build shelters to protect the water from animals.
After the setbacks of not being able to drill and then waiting for the plans to be adjusted accordingly, this is such welcome news. Thank you all for your support in raising funds for clean water. I will be updating our fundraising information with a new goal for the medical clinic shortly.
Keep praying for the people of Zadecha!