[fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151280574627946.469692.151186542945&type=3] [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151280545552946.469689.151186542945&type=3] Groundbreaking began in January 2011 on our biggest project yet, an 11 kilometer long water system serving over 4,000 residents. In total, five underground springs were to be tapped, 10 collection chambers, and 28 fountain stands were to be constructed – all by the end of August. With the rainy season in full effect during the first few months of work, transportation of materials was quite the challenge but it did not affect the crew’s resolve to meet their deadlines. Many of the citizens of the Mutsinda-Jenda area earn less that $1.50 per day and live off of whatever their land produces. Some make small goods that are sold at the nearest markets, and others raise cows or goats that are tended in the field each day by young boys. Many of the children do not have an opportunity to attend school, either because their family cannot afford it or they are deemed better use making $0.75 per day tending livestock. Save for the project manager and a few assistants, all employees for the construction of this system were locals and to be beneficiaries of the clean water. Phase 1 was completed in April 2011, spanning 7 kilometers and serving in excess of 2,000 residents, school children, and a health center. Phase 2 began shortly thereafter and was officially finished in September 2011.