Thursday, November 25, 2010

Broguhe--the Old Well, 2009

In 2009, Project Hope and Fairness dug its first well in the village of Broguhe. It should be emphasized that there is a difference between a well and a borehole. A well costs about $2500 to dig and to line but a borehole usually costs around $18,000. The advantage of a well is it's low-tech. People have been digging straight down for thousands of years. Boreholes require machinery costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In this video, one of the chief's four wives is showing how to get water and how to carry it back to the village. This is done by women every morning and every evening. Children help by getting the water, but usually the women have to carry it.

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