This campaign was originally posted on Indiegogo!
Hey there! This is John Marshall. In my time here at The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, I’ve been blown away by the work being done. As anyone who has ever visited the orphanage knows, the Shipways are a source of selfless love for so many beautiful orphaned or abandoned children.
With Christmas coming fast, I wanted to give the Mission a gift from everyone who appreciates the work that they do. So here’s the idea…
One problem I’ve seen here is the water system.
- It’s old.
- It’s clogged.
- The pump is a dinosaur.
- Water pressure is terrible.
The good news is, a visiting engineer from Delhi told us: to replace the whole thing will only cost $4000. For this we can dig up the old lines, replace them with new ones, install a new pump, and keep the water flowing for years to come.
This campaign will run until Christmas Eve and I’ll present the gift to the Shipways on Christmas Day. All contributors names will be on the gift card and I’ll send everyone who gets involved a special video Christmas card the kids and I are putting together. I guarantee it will get you in the spirit of the season.
Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow!
Just wanted to write a quick little note; first I just want to say thank you on behalf of my Dad, myself and everyone here on the Mission for your amazing support. We are so excited at the thought of finally having a reliable and safe water system.
Second, I just wanted to let you know that we have started the project! That is to say that last week Dad went to Delhi and purchased all the necessary fittings and the new motor for the system; we are expecting the 50mm PVC pipes to arrive in the next week or so and then the digging work will begin almost immediately.
We are working off plans put together by our civil engineering team from Engineering Ministries International -you can see the map above showing our old system (yellow) and new system (blue).
Today we had a team of laborers, staff and volunteers in to kick off the digging of the channels for the new water pipes. The team did a great job and got a great stretch dug and leveled out; as you can see in the photos.
Once again thank you so much for everything that you have done for us; expect to hear more from me as the project advances.