Location: Basupu-Fishtown, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
This project commenced in September 2015 after an assessment visit by Africa Missions North America to the capital city of Malabo, situated on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. There was water everywhere but none to drink and for sanitary purposes! Africa Missions North America’s fact-finding visit brought to light the fact that the majority of people in this country live on less than a dollar a day in slums with no running or pipe-borne water. The United Nations estimates that less than half of the population have access to clean drinking water. Africa Missions North America therefore decided to sink a borehole in this country to impact and change lives affected in at least one community.
The ideal location identified was Basupu-Fishtown in the province of Bioko Norte. This location was selected because of a proposed future plan of the Redeemed Christian Church of God mission to build a school in that locality. Africa Missions North America engaged the services of Terrateck GE S.L., a reputable water wells company to sink the borehole on behalf of Africa Missions North America.
The borehole drilling was successful and completion documents were signed on February 18, 2017.
Impact: The target of this project was to improve the health and quality of lives of the people in the community by providing clean pipe-born water. The impact of this project has been the alleviation of and reduction in communicable diseases from drinking and using clean water for sanitary purposes. A greater impact will be recorded in the lives of children in the community, when the proposed school is located within reach of clean water.