After such a long rainy season, and so much rain, who would have thought that water shortages would become critical so quickly.
Yes, 300 kids in the boarding house use a lot of water, but there are few running taps, personal washing is splashing with a bucket, clothing is hand washed, and the area for growing vegetables is limited, but already all 3 small wells are almost dry, and the big deep well is taking longer to fill. Quick action by the School Director, the sale of several pigs to purchase many lengths of piping, and the 1 year lease on a local pond that ” never dries up” the school and boarding house are now with water again. The deep well supplies all the drinking water and kitchen water. The rest is coming from the pond, and blue pipes are criss-crossing the school. The pond, once the popular swimming hole for the boys after school is now ‘out of bounds”.