Completed Mission Projects

Hope Springs Water:  Ethiopia Water Well Project


First Presbyterian Church of Athens & Hope Springs Water                 

Helping Our Neighbors Across the World


We did it!  Through your support and prayers, we were able to fund the building of the water well in the village of Burrisse, Ellu, Ethiopia. The well is 170 ft. deep with standing water at about 34 ft. A standard Afridev hand pump was installed and the village Water Committee was trained on how to remove the pump and repair it in the future.  A concrete base was constructed around the well to protect it and provide for water runoff. The village immediately began to build a perimeter fence around the well to keep animals from entering. Our Ethiopia Hope for Life team will be returning soon to provide health and hygiene education in the local school. The regional government water department will continue to monitor the water system and provide technical assistance to the village. 


This well could not have been done without your prayers and financial support!  


Click the picture to watch the video provided by the Hope Springs Water team, of the actual well project, dedicated by FPC-Athens.


Thank you all so very much.

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