Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#giveupacup to Provide a Child with Clean Water for 10 Years



This Christmas season, we have a fantastic opportunity for YOU to help out a child in need. 

We have partnered with Erin, the blogger from South to Southwest, to create the #giveupacup challenge. For the price of one cup of coffee or hot chocolate, you can provide a child in a developing country with clean water for 10 years! 


Here's the challenge:

1. Give up one cup of store-bought coffee or hot chocolate this month

2. Donate $4 (just $4!) to WHOlives.org 

3. BONUS POINTS: post to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #giveupacup 


After donating to WHOlives.org, head over to Erin's blog to enter to win an adorable handmade mug:
http://southtosouthwest.com/give-cup-challenge/

Monday, June 9, 2014

Modification to the Village Drill promises to bring water to communities previously neglected


Driller use new Village Drill rock penetrating technology.

We just returned from a trip to Kenya in which we tested new Village Drill technology that will allow drillers to drill through hard rock in areas previously considered too difficult to drill.

This is huge as it promises to increase access to clean water for communities in need that have historically been neglected due to the difficulty of developing wells cost effectively.

Worker at the Village Drill manufacturing site in Kenya
The technology only furthers the Village Drill as the clear choice for well development in in areas of need.

After working with engineers in the US and with the Village Drill manufactures in Mombasa, Kenya we were able to test a prototype.

As soon as we had it in the field, it became clear that the technology was performing beyond expectations. After a successful test in the field, we look forward to further modifying the initial design to increase its performance even further.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
-Leonardo DaVinci