Noufé recently joined our team in 2019 and is a water, hygiene and sanitation engineer. His skillset is vital to our operations as we implement 15 new solar-powered pump systems in 2021. He has helped us pilot this initiative and oversaw the installation of our four existing systems, which is already providing thousands of gallons of water to needy communities.
The new solar-powered pump system can provide as much water as 10 handpumps, but they also come with a new set of challenges. Noufé and his team are tasked with bringing up water from around 250 feet below the earth, pumping it into a reservoir and then sending it through a gravity-fed pipe system to the households.
As you can imagine, the long periods of time away from his family are difficult, but the moments when the villagers show their gratitude to the whole team for clean water are priceless. We are thankful to have Noufé spearheading this large project and will continue to keep you updated on the progress of these systems.