During a prayers and concerns segment of a worship service at Yardley United Methodist Church, located in Yardley, PA, Richard Hachoose, who had just returned from visiting his family and home village in Zambia, shared that Zambia was in the midst of a severe drought that had begun in 2001. He helped us understand the need for a reliable water well and pump for his family and village and emphasized that this need existed in rural villages throughout Zambia. The congregation readily agreed to help fund this project.
This first project for the Life-Giving Water Fund was completed in June 2003 and provided a reliable source of fresh water for Kachenga, Richard's home village. When we heard about the benefits of this first well, we were excited about helping other villages in Zambia!