Testimonial from Dan on site in Kenya
While drilling the Kerina borehole, both engineers and myself were very anxious because sometimes, drilling can be done and you end up with a dry borehole/well without water.
With such enormous planning, time, people’s anticipation for water in the community and the amount of financial resources we had invested in this project, I could not help but cross my fingers for any signs of water.
Time was of the essence, and at every 4-meter interval drilled when the head engineer took rock samples, I would inquire if it had become moist. Much of rock formation was first sedimentary, then metamorphic-marble, slate as well as black granite. As seen in the pictures and videos, granite is hard and form smoke-like dust when drilled.
Each of us breathes a sigh of relief and were very happy when we saw moist rock and later jets of water.
It’s joy for engineers when they satisfy the client’s desire to get water, the main reason they were anxious too. When I asked them why they were much concern, they said, “our mission is helping people access water through our work, and we want our clients to get returns for their financial resources that they invest in drilling.”
As granite smoke-like dust subsided and moments later jets of water shot up from the borehole, I could hear community members, murmuring among themselves some grinning in happiness. Four elderly women from the village thanked Gratitude Keeper for the well as they show the Gratitude sign in front of the completed borehole.
On behalf of Kerina village, I want to extend my appreciation to Gratitude Keeper and Associates for the provision of Borehole/well which now will sustainably provide clean drinking water for the community and ease women’s burden of fetching water from the contaminated river while empowering them with extra time to engage in other development activities.