IN LOVING MEMORY OF JORDAN GERBER
Type of Well: Borehole with an Indian Mark II Hand Pump
Approximate Number of People Served: 2000
Location: Kitapilimwa, Tanzania, Africa
Date of Completion: September 20th, 2014
Total Depth: 115 meters
Drilling Company Used: Drilling and Dam Construction Agency/ASETS
Water Condition Before the Well: People in Kitapilimwa used to collect water from a nearby stream that was filled with frogs, and animal feces. There was a really big problem with alcoholism in the community, and a lot of people were suffering from water-borne diseases.
Water Condition After the Well: The overall health, hygiene and sanitation practices in the community have vastly improved, and children are doing much better in school, because they are no longer dehydrated, or having to drink unsafe water.
E.P.I.C. has developed a really great relationship with the community, and the Headmaster of the local school. We visit frequently and have plans to support with further community development.
This well is dedicated to the late Jordan Gerber, in honor of all of his support for E.P.I.C.