I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity to provide the life-giving gift of water.
As most of you know, we have been serving the Pokot people in Lodengo through mobile clinics. The people there are amazingly resilient as they survive in the harshest of circumstances. One of the most
difficult struggles they face is that of how to obtain water. East Pokot is a very dry and hot place. Drought is common. The people in Lodengo and the surrounding villages have to walk at least 8-10km to
get water and carry it on their backs to their homes. In times of significant drought (like right now), they have to walk up to 20km to find a water source. As you can imagine, this is not an easy thing to do. Often times, then, they get water wherever they can find it - including stagnant puddles. This leads to significant diarrheal
diseases, especially for children.
This past Tuesday a geologist went out to Lodengo and found a place a well could be drilled - right near the spot where we want to build a health center! The drill will be ready next week to begin drilling the well.
The cost of the project is $10,000, which includes a generator and electric pump that will be required to pump the water uphill into a large water tank. I have agreed to share the cost with another missionary family here, the Jones family.
Would you consider contributing towards the $5000 I need to raise to provide the people of Lodengo and the surrounding communities with access to life-saving water? Even a small contribution can make a huge difference in the life of a child or a pregnant mother. I am hoping to have the money raised in the next 2-3 weeks. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! God bless and may you all have a blessed Easter weekend!
If you are interested in contributing to this project, you have 2 options.
1. Mail a check made out to Samaritan's Purse to:
Attn: Post-Residency Program
P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
Please be sure to write "Project Account #003655" in the memo line of
2. Online donation: go to
name and follow the directions
Here are some pics from past Pokot trips.