My second visit to Zambia,
September 2008, by Peter Taylor
We landed at Lusaka Airport and stayed at the
Charisma Hotel for two days. During that time we were negotiating for
transport to cover our stay in Zambia. There were three teams of
dowsers involved in the work.
The three teams went to Kaoma in the Western
Province, where our team helped two orphanages by locating potential
wells for clean water. Two sets of swings, two sets of slides, and two
roundabouts were donated by The Inner Wheel, (which is part of the
Rotary organisation, which also sponsors Village Water) to improve the
quality of the lives of the children.
On the outskirts of Kaoma our team also helped a
school of 300 children, where a new school was being built, but they
had no water. We located a potential well for them. I can now confirm
that this well was successful, along with the others.
We stayed in Kaoma for one week. During that
week we also helped three other villages with potential wells. We
inspected two wells in a which were hand-dug in 2006, one turned out
to be dry and the other one had too much iron content within the
source. This meant you could taste the iron when it was drunk. The
problem has now been resolved and a new sweet water well is in that
area for that village.
Then we spent a further week in Mongu, where we
located five new wells and inspected five wells already in production.
During that week we also travelled down to Senanga and worked on four
potential new wells, inspected five existing wells which had been done
in 2006 and 2007, plus we went to another orphanage site to look at
the possibility of finding water, and looked at the new corn mill
which was donated by a British company to help the orphanage.
Village Water tells us that all the potential
wells located in 2008 have been successful.
Photographs of this visit to Zambia, plus a
diary of what went on are available on a disc for a donation which
would go towards raising water for Zambia. This is available by