LifeNets Borehole Well Project in Brazil
October 4, 2014
LifeNets loves doing boreholes. Boreholes provide LIFE in the form of water. In some parts of the world access to water is not easy. LifeNets has provided quite a few boreholes in Zambia and Malawi where primarily women carry water all day long from boreholes to their homes to provide for washing and cooking. By drilling a borehole closer to a settlement, the walking distance is shortened. We like the concept of helping an entire community.
Our latest project is now a joint venture between UCG's Good Works and LifeNets. This borehole in the tribal area of Maloca of Moscou in northern Brazil. The cost of this is $8,800 and cost is divided with $3350 coming from Good Works and LifeNets providing the $5450 balance. LifeNets Australia is raising funds towards our portion in a fundraiser sellling cards at the Festival of Tabernacles in Bend, Oregon in October 2014.
In Maloca de Moscou, Brazil there is a need for a water well... a deep one to give abundant water for irrigation during the dry season, and for community use (approximately 625 individuals would benefit). The plan is to have the well situated atop a hill, with a water tank for pressure, hoses and pipes that will divert water to individual family plots in which vegetables could be grown -- spinach, collards, lettuce, root crops, tomatoes, and peppers, and other tropical crops -- providing a focal point of improved nutrition and health for the community.
This coming December Good Works is sponsoring a project to this area in Brazil with United Youth Corp! This project will take place in Maloca de Moscou from Dec. 16, 2014, until Dec. 25, 2014.
Earlier this year Good Works sent Paul Syltie, a soil expert, to evaluate the farming practices of the local villagers in this remote location. Based on his finding we will be sending volunteers to work directly with villagers to prepare land to be farmed. Conditions will be rustic; the volunteers will be staying in tents and will be helping with food preparation.
Below are some photos of the people in this area: