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No ZESA, No water--Same Old Story in Zimbabwe!

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New roof being nailed on The roof going on Nailing the new roof on to the Peds extension Dr. Kajese, Dr. Kellert and Dr. Miller at work Bob and men putting up the roof tresses Dr. Seth Miller at work Today I woke up and had a shower! Wow that was exciting. For the last month we have been struggling with water here. Whenever we don’t have power (a lot of the time in this rainy season) we can’t pump water with the electric pump in Borehole #2. The diesel pump has been giving us a lot of problems and finally gave up the ghost. Then we fixed up an old small generator engine to use but it kept dying after 1-2 hours—so without electricity we haven’t been able to pump enough water to keep up with the usage. Everyday we send the lorry with barrels to get water from the dam for mopping the floors at the hospital, keeping the toilets washed. Then we send another vehicle to the hand pump borehole to pump drinking water for the patients, cooking for the kitchen and hand washing water. Scrub