To: The Women and girls of Djati
this one's for you!
No more walking for hours twice a day to get water
Phase II of our project has begun!
I was just wondering about the progress of the well in Djati. They were just beginning "the dig" when the unrest erupted a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have heard nothing, so you can imagine my excitement when I received these photos this morning.
As it turns out, the digging had just begun when the rumors of war broke out. Of course the men headed for the city to rescue their families (and who can blame them?). The work came to a complete stop for a few days but...with no further outbreak of violence or military escalation (we pray for peace in Guinea Bissau) our PM Freddy, convinced the workers to return to the job. And we're so glad they did!
The hope is that the well will be finished by May 15th, when the rains will begin.
Life will be forever changed in Djati!