Can you imagine living without water for a third of the year? That was what happened to a village in Myanmar, Gonebin Village.
Last December when we were in Myanmar, the Principal of the Gonebin village school, had travelled overnight to meet us to ask for our help.
The gesture moved many of us and we agreed to help. However, we realised soon that the project wasn’t going to be as simple as initially thought as multiple attempts to extract ground water had failed. The villagers and us persevered, and after digging for more than 700 feet underground and finally reached clean ground water.
We are happy to announce that today marks the official completion of the Gonebin Village Deep Well System.We would like to thank Bro U Tin Oo, village head of Gyuthiri Village and Sis Shelly, founder of Myanmar Golden Image for helping to coordinate this project. We would also like to thank all our very generous donors without which the project would have only remained a dream.
This was not the first time we have dug deep in the past, constructing deep wells in southern part of Myanmar and Chittagong Hilltract, Bangladesh. This will also not be the last time that we will do so. … together we light up the world