Constructing a borehole in Aframano (2020)

On the appointed day, the contractors arrived at about 7pm, and it was already almost dark. It was after midnight by the time they had finished drilling and inserting the blue lining pipe. There’s a dramatic video showing the water gushing out.

A temporary installation was made for a few weeks. These photos were take in September 2020. As soon as the borehole was created, there’s constant hive of activity around it. It’s amazing what a life-changing experience it is to have running water.

Finally, a concrete platform was built, and a pump installed, in December 2020. I’m happy that this borehole is not mechanised. It costs very little to run (the villagers have a small fund for maintenance) and it ensures free water for everyone.