The number one challenge to rural communities is access to clean water. With a small grant from the Semnani Family Foundation, IHA plans to purchase a drill rig and in 2023, begin to drill wells in communities where additional sources of water are critically needed.
Women and children walk long distances to fill a five gallon jerry can. IHA volunteers have experienced the extreme condition faced by some in getting water. Children at God’s Grace School and surrounding families were traversing a steep, fifty to seventy-five ft. incline to draw water from an open, likely contaminated spring in a forest with numerous wildlife.
After seeing the above conditions, IHA volunteers returned to the U.S., and raised approximately $2000 to fund the installation of a 30 ft. bore hole (well) on the premises of the school.