Our recipients of the water system live in a very poor and old part of Ley Cayes,
The site is an Episcopal church with a teaching facility on the grounds. David Gellatly a member of the LWW Wyoming team was there. LWW Haiti getting the job done!
A full set of water system parts $3000 was donated by the good people at Wyoming Presbyterian Church, in New Jersey ~ the donated system contained a A/C rather than a D/C pump (required for a solar powered system such as the one required at Les Cayes). So, we were required to spend approximately another $876 on a D/C pump. Also, in Ley Cayes, we’ve had to build a water building from scratch, which cost an additional $6,200 (appx). The water source in Ley Cayes has an existing deep well. But, because of the distance from the well to the water building, we have had to purchase a D/C submersible well pump, to pull water from the well, pump it across the street and to the water building, with an additional cost of $746. Finally, because the submersible pump requires additional power, we’ve had to upgrade our solar power system from a 2-panel to a 4-panel system, resulting in an additional $1,700 expenditure.
All of this adds up to an additional $9,500 that we had not originally budgeted in this project. Once we install the system and train the operators, we (the Initiating Partner) will need to supply 100 water bottles and pay the salaries of the operators for some period of time, while the system builds up its water recipients and becomes self-sufficient. So not only is a deep well a bonus but the aid of deep pockets too , we will need to continue to support them for a minimum of four years, visits and parts!