Through the years we have installed four hand pumps in Cercadillo, a community with no running water. Like all things, after awhile repairs are needed. Finding someone to make the repairs has been very frustrating.
Matt Gutting and Kevin Todd from First Baptist Kahoka, Missouri rose to the challenge and attended a pump repair training at Water Step in Louisville, KY. Then they came to Cercadillo in August to work alongside men from our village. In less than four days all of our hand pumps were working and several men were trained in maintenance and repair!!!
This is exactly what we always want to be doing, working alongside our people to train them. There will be no need to wait over two years to repair a broken pump!
Cristian, one of our village boys, giving Matt a pod of cocoa beans as a thank you gift.