Every $1.17 from a Lifter impacts one person with clean water. Without clean drinking water, this 3,000 person village continues to grow in typhoid cases and other waterborne disesases. Recently, lightening struck during a violent thunderstorm and damaged the controller of the solar pump that is only three years old. In 2018, Lift Up’s verified partner, Espoir Congo, drilled a solar pump to provide clean drinking water to its schools, medical center and to the village of Kikimi. (See https://espoircongo.com/clean-water-project-in-kikimi-august-2018/). Clean water in this area has drastically reduced the number of water-borne diseases and improved the quality of life has for the whole village. Thankfully, the pump itself is not damaged. To avoid damage in the future, a second lightening rod on the roof of the maternity ward where the controller box is located needs to be built. The economic situation in the DRCongo has worsened in the last 3 years and prices for these materials have sky-rocketed, while incomes decrease. The funds originally set aside for the well maintenance are now insufficient. Installation of a lighting rod: $950 New controller: $910 Well maintenance: $1,650 (balance from the $1,000 we had set aside) TOTAL needed: $3,510
Location: Kikimi Village, Congo
Partner: Espoir Congo
Placement: Clean Water
Impact: 3,000 People
Without clean drinking water, 3,000 people continue to get typhoid and other waterborne diseases.