The borehole serves the school, plus the village of Kyere Central and Omirio village. Kyere Central has 112 households for a population of 662 people. Omirio has 89 households for a population of 503 people (in both of these villages, most of the population is female). That makes a total of 2210 people using the well each day for water.
Drop in the Bucket head of development, John Travis, had this to say about the compressor: "There is no doubt that this compressor is a game changer for Drop in the Bucket and so far this year is already shaping up to be our biggest year to date. Thank you everyone at CompAir, Gardner Denver and KKR from everyone at Drop in the Bucket. This donation will change thousands of lives and make it possible for children to be able to go to school instead of spending hours every day fetching water" .
John also mentioned that before, they were able to drill through 1 meter of dense rock in 30 minutes, but using the new CompAir compressor, they were able to drill through 1 meter of dense rock in only 11 minutes. This would allow them to do more projects per year at a reduced cost.
Our thanks go to Chris Goldsworthy for coordinating this project.