If you have been following the work of Hope Springs International, you know that God has blessed this work in many ways. He has presented us with challenges, but as we have been faithful to trust Him He has provided the means to meet those challenges.
On the heels of having the construction costs for our Orphanage and Farm Compound fully funded we have been presented with another significant opportunity: to provide clean drinking water for the rest of Dono-Manga, Chad. To date we have repaired 26 wells and as I write this note 16 new wells are being drilled. We have been informed that an additional 30 new wells will provide clean water for the rest of the 126,000 people in this district of the nation of Chad. These 30 new wells will provide water for more than 60,000 people for the next 25 to 30 years.
Because of a special arrangement we have with the Chadian government, we can drill each new well for only $1,000. To our knowledge there is only one commercial well drilling company in Chad and they charge over $6,800 to drill just one well. Think about that for a moment! We can drill each well for one seventh the cost of a commercially drilled well. That is only .50 per person. Spread the cost over 25 years and that is just .02 per person per year.
We have just received word this week that the government drilling operation is willing to stay in Dono-Manga and drill as many wells as we can fund before they leave for other areas of Chad. Once they leave we are uncertain as to how long it will be before we could get them back. It took them a full year to get to us this time because of their heavy schedule.
Help us save lives and bring lasting change to Dono-Manga. Send your gifts to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075. You can also donate online if you prefer at www.hopespringsint.com.