Having lived in the Central African Republic most of his life, Jim knew there were two solvable problems wreaking havoc on the people living in the impoverished country: not knowing about the love of Jesus Christ and not having access to sustainable clean water.
From the beginning, Jim’s vision for Water for Good was to not only drill wells but to hire a local team that would provide regular well maintenance. Through establishing a maintenance team and program, Water for Good is becoming a common household name in the Central African Republic. In 2020 alone, almost a million people are receiving clean water with over 1,800 wells being checked on by the maintenance team.
In honor of Jim’s commitment to the Central African Republic, we are establishing a special fund to ensure that the water continues to run for years to come. The Hocking Legacy Fund is a non-permanent endowment fund, with the purpose of providing sustainable rural water programs to the people of the Central African Republic. The goal is to raise $1,000,000, with the annual distribution starting when $500,000 has been raised.