The drought throughout sub-Saharan Africa is the worst in recorded history. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, and while there has been rain these last few months, we are far from having enough to be able to irrigate crops in the future. We still need much, much more. This project continues to be the best way of establishing water security on Project Canaan.
We know that we must become "water secure" if we are to care for the 149 children with us now and the ones whom God will entrust to us in the future. Not only do we need it for domestic consumption, but also to be able to grow crops again, which generates income and employment.
There is a mountain on our property that has five natural springs that run year-round, even in drought. We’ve secured permission from the government to direct the flow of two of those springs down to Project Canaan. This is an ambitious plan, with a pipeline project that will cost approximately $1,100,000 to construct the system needed. We know this is a large amount of money, but we don't see any other way to become water secure and ensure the future of Project Canaan. Another borehole (well) on the property is not an option. We have had surveyors out to look for more underground water, but none has been found. There is also no river on the property.
Nearly 25,000 feet of pipeline is needed to bring the water down from the mountain to Project Canaan. We could do it this way:
- $25 = 1 foot
- $250 = 10 feet
- $2,500 = 100 feet
- $25,000 = 1,000 feet
Your most generous gift today would start bringing the water down the mountain and closer to Project Canaan and our precious children. Would you consider a donation today to help supply life-giving water? Your most generous gift to our "Water Down the Mountain" initiative is appreciated. Help us bring HOPE to a nation in dire need. #hopewins