All 14 board members were present for the 2017 Annual Board Meeting held in Punta Gorda, Florida on Jan. 7, 2017. Coming from CA, IN, IA, KS, OK, and FL, all the board members are well-respected and successful people in their chosen fields: businessmen, missionaries, farmers, and pastors. All are mission-minded individuals that have a passion for drilling water wells in Mozambique. We are very thankful for their faithfulness to Water4Life Mozambique.
As we looked back at 2016:
16 new wells were drilled, with 4 more wells currently being finished.
WHAT DOES 20 WELLS REPRESENT, YOU MAY ASK?
Twenty villages, with an average of 750 people, means 15,000 people now have access to clean, safe, and close water for their daily needs.
Each pump has the capacity of 7 gallons of water per minute or 420 gallons per hour.
In a 10-hour day, that equals 4,200 gallons per day or 5.60 gallons per person per day in the village. 4,200×20 villages equals 84,000 gallons per day flowing from wells.
So, 20 pumps can pump 30,660,000 gallons of clean, safe, life-giving water in one year.
At a total investment of $138,000, that means that each gallon of water costs .01 cent for the 1st year. These 20 pumps with water wells will last many years with no additional cost. And, the villages are trained and given supplies if something were to wear out over time.
Looking forward to 2017:
At the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors set a goal of drilling 72 water wells this year. With the Lord’s help and your support, we know “All things are possible.”
Thank you, Board Members and Donors for your faithfulness to Water4Life Mozambique!