What’s the Cost?

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Long story short: $5,000, $1 and it varies.

Like the communities we serve, each well has its own unique attributes. To drill through 150 feet of soft earth, for example, may take less effort, time, and resources than drilling through 150 feet of harder, rockier ground. Well-drilling organizations charge accordingly and also take into account travel costs, equipment upkeep and other overhead costs to figure their prices.

Since different geographical conditions mean different prices, it’s difficult to put an exact nice, round number on the cost of a well. However, the varying costs average to right around $5,000 USD.

But Haiti Water Project is ultimately about people, not projects, so we’d like to offer a new way to think about it. Based on figures accepted by water organizations globally,  it costs $1 to provide clean water for one person for one year. We’re partnering with churches in Haiti to provide clean water resources that will serve those in need — and communities are being changed. One dollar and one life at a time.

So, the cost to give someone clean water this year? $1. The cost to give an entire community clean water? $5,000. The cost not to? Comment below and let us hear what you think that cost is.

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  1. My husband and I are trying to simplify our lives and get out of debt to be more available for God. In doing so we are downsizing. We sold our big house and bought a smaller one. We realized we have too many things and there are others who need so much. So we sold about half of the things we own and want to give that money to put towards another well (we raised money for a well through our church a little over a year ago). We made around $2500 at a rummage sale we had moving out of our BIG house. I am mailing that check today! God saw our obedience and has called us to serve Him in Cali, Colombia to head up a project with Extreme Nazarene. We will be leaving the US in Nov 2010. Praise God for his provisions.

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  2. My husband and I are trying to simplify our lives and get out of debt to be more available for God. In doing so we are downsizing. We sold our big house and bought a smaller one. We realized we have too many things and there are others who need so much. So we sold about half of the things we own and want to give that money to put towards another well (we raised money for a well through our church a little over a year ago). We made around $2500 at a rummage sale we had moving out of our BIG house. I am mailing that check today! God saw our obedience and has called us to serve Him in Cali, Colombia to head up a project with Extreme Nazarene. We will be leaving the US in Nov 2010. Praise God for his provisions.

    Reply

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