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Here in West Africa; Nigeria to be precise, I have a project that is powered with BCH through @emergent_reasons and some other brothers and sisters who sends their BCH support. This is a water project that will supply potable water a remote community in Nigeria called Ugwogo which has sustained huge lost of lives through bad and contaminated drinking water.
I’m glad to bring this update to the community on how far we’ve gone within the passed week.
Digging of underground reservoir ended last week and we’re progressing without any delay. Last time, I showed you how I spent funds from @emergent_reasons , from read.cash and other people who supports this water scheme with BCH from my update two weeks ago.
I’ll like to share some pictures on what has been done so far.
I hired iron bursters who worked at the site; getting the rods ready for pillars which are being used in fortifying the underground reservoir.
The underground reservoir was designed by my architect to carry about three overhead thanks that will send water out to the the fetching slabs where the community can then fetch from.
The iron bursters started with what is called baskets which formed base for all the pillars.
I really appreciate life at this time; because life has taught me that we’re alive to do just one thing; to learn. I’ve learnt a whole lot working with different people of different characters from this water project so far.
I zoomed this shot so you could see what happened beneath the underground reservoir. First, extra rooms and columns were created for the baskets which formed the strongholds for the 16mm rods which were used for pillars.
I’ve been working with everyone here irrespective of their area of profession.
We initially faced a challenge on how to send materials such as cement, blocks, water, sands etc down such deep water reservoir since we don’t have crane 🏗 or any form of lifter around, but I later devised a means by constructing a manual crane with a solid anchor which we’ve been using to convey building materials down and up the pit.
We’ve conveyed hundreds of blocks, tons of stones and other building materials with this lifter, time may not permit me to breakdown the process of making this manual crane 🏗 on this particular article.
This block work was done yesterday 6th February 2021. All pillars are ready and plumed. This is the first level; from tomorrow, we’ll cast those rods/pillars with concrete up to this level and chain the blocks with rods roundabout, and then continue the block work after that. At this level, it’s just 6ft from the basement, it was drawn by the architect to have two chaining before getting to the decking.
These are the 16mm rods used for the pillars; they’re being fortified to be able to carry overhead tanks above.
Right now, all the available rods are utilized; I couldn’t buy all the materials needed at once because of the cost of those materials. I’ve spent over $380 just this past week on materials such as water, sands and payments to laborers.
We have 90 days to complete this project and we’ve utilized 37 days already. I hope to raise more funds to be able to bring this project to a completion considering our target as stated in the business plan. And also, I have to finish this underground reservoir very fast before rainfall to avoid any disruption or any form of collapse due to rain.
For the deep water well, it’s still on hold until we’re able to find a sure and cheaper way of removing the huge rock that blocked the well and forced my contractor to abandon the well.
You may read my previous articles to find out why I stepped further on building the underground reservoir without spending all the available fund on the deep water well which its solution is not yet certain at the moment.
Thanks for your interest in saving lives in Africa through good drinking water for my community. Keep your eyes on this irrigation project because we all will soon celebrate the victory together. I hope seeing more responses, advice and encouragement from BCH community. Many thanks to @emergent_reasons for taking this project like his very own without any restraint. I also appreciate @Koush for his support and good advice from the beginning of my journey with BCH-Africa. Many thanks to @Test75785 for his selflessness and support to this project.
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Many thanks to you my reader.
Thank you BCH community.