A Passion for Water
In 2004, after the civil war, Jim Hocking founded Water for Good, and hired Marcellin as a driver and mechanic for the fledgling organization. Marcellin was intrigued by Water for Good’s vision to help orphans (since he himself had lost his father) and provide community development programs. Marcellin soon moved over to the well drilling operations as an assistant well driller, where he spent a few years learning the ropes before he was promoted to head of well-drilling operations.
Marcellin travelled around the country with the well drilling teams, and he slowly realized that the water wells he’d taken for granted in his town were not available in most villages in his country. “When I re-visit wells that Water for Good has drilled I can SEE the difference that the clean water makes in people’s daily lives” says Marcellin.
He views his work as his way of living out the gospel, “Giving people clean water is my way of demonstrating God’s love to them.”
And Marcellin is in it for the long-haul. “In 30 years I want to be able to show my grandkids villages that STILL have clean water that my team and I have provided” says Marcellin.
You can make Marcellin’s vision a reality.