Old pump and pad in need of repair
Old pump and pad in need of repair
Finished assembly
Finished assembly
Work in progress
Work in progress
The people of Rafin Zurfi, Sabon Gida, Nigeria thank
John Ellis Foundation (West Vancouver, BC)
The Water Team (Vancouver, BC)

For helping them replace their worn-out pump and repair their well
Latitude: 9.02547 Longitude: 7.05999
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A message from the community

The village head of Rafin Zurfi Community wishes to express gratitude for your assistance being given to us for replacing our bore holes. He is thanking your company for your help that is given to us. We are wishing you the best and grateful to God foryour company.

May the ALmighty God uplift your company for more future assistance, amen.


Yours faithfully,

Village secretary

Some community details (provided by our in-country partners)

Rafin Zurfi is a community familiar with frequent pump repairs especially with the Indian Mark. In fact, Mr. Isaiah, a member of the community has been gained considerable experience with pump repairs. He was very instrumental in fishing out one lost sucker rod, rising main and pump.

We shared with the community our belief that the Afridev pump will work better and they reluctantly agreed. On the first day of work, we informed the chief that we had finished and that they should not expect frequent pump failures anymore. He skeptically said, “let’s give it some days.” We are glad that days after, as we drive past Rafin Zurfi Village to Ibwa, the crowd continue to gather around the wells and they are all functional.

Well Details

Project Completed: 2021-03-05 Well Depth: 110 ft.
Depth of Water: 40.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 0.00 in.
Screen Length: 0.00 ft. Developed By:
Development Time: Well Yield: 8.00 gpm
Disinfection: Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: Bacti Test:
Iron: pH:

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!

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