So, yes indeed, the pumps worked, the people worked, and the rocks came down too...But, our local bricoleur, Jack-of-All-Trades, man of many hats, Elisee Abraham, has his ingenuity working for us. Here's how things were when we left i9n August. Elisee's innovation is to rely on gravity to bring the water first DOWN, rather than up, to get it closer to the path where people ascend and descend to and from markets and churches. He'll use the pumps at 2 other, more protected locations, other than the sites you see here. Yes, a work in progress - but, yes, PROGRESS!
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Solar Powered Pumps