When the rig arrived in Kyakiddu, it was after a relatively tougher mission in Kiguude. The road leading to Kiguude was especially challenging with lots of potholes & sharp turns. The community in Kyakiddu had their sand and stones ready by the time we arrived, & their cooperation during the drilling of the well was very encouraging. Many were active in fetching water, organizing food & crushing stones. The area was rewarded with a water table much closer to the surface than in a few other places. The Fields of Life team hit water in only about 28 meters of drilling.
The short term joy after the well is finished and handed over to the community is to see families drawing all the clean water they need, any time and, in most cases, closer to their homes - thus saving much valuable time for other chores. Eva Nabulya is a medical assistant who runs a small clinic in the area to which most of the community runs for all kinds of ailments. I've told her that I would be interested in knowing whether after a period of time (e.g. 6 or 12 months) she has recorded lower cases of dysentery, diarrhea and other water borne diseases which, I believe, will be the effect of this new well in the community.