The Bid Dig project came to a head this week with drilling taking place in both Kaniche and Bokola. If drilling for water was successful, the lives of the communities in the village would be changed forever.
From Michael’s post earlier in the week about the threat posed by the Bokola scoop, and subsequent news that the sccop had collapsed, it was clear that the new boreholes couldn’t come soon enough.
The drilling teams arrived in Bokola on Tuesday and a WaterAid team was at the drilling site, tweeting and reporting back live on the progress. The drilling wasn’t without setbacks; the tension, emotion and celebrations of the day were captured in full in Jeremy’s blog from Bokola.
The next day in Kaniche, success with drilling came sooner than it had the day before. But the celebrations were no less euphoric.
The excitement and importance of the drilling was all captured on video. Boyce describes how the drilling progressed and just what the new wells will mean to the residents of the villages.
Weeks don’t come much bigger!