According to their motto - “Love, truth, and service to community” - Xingyang Volunteer Federation works to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility through providing them various volunteer opportunities.The office is in Xingyang, Henan province.
Last time, we introduced you to Tian Jinguo is a 66-year-old man, blind in one eye and living off the land for most of his life. He lives in a very remote place and he has trouble accessing water, even counting on snow and rain to fill his well.
We decided to help.
On June 10, 500 meters of pipes were donated and transported to the village. We surveyed the route for the pipes—350 meters of pipes were needed. Manual excavation could be lasted for over 40 days, so we decided to rent an excavator. A director of the local government knew this and he suggested the local government would rent the excavator.
On June 13, volunteers and the local officials gathered at the door of the old man. After preparation, the excavator began to work and the volunteers helped to put the pipes in the ditches and covered them with earth. In 1.5 hours, the pipe installation was done.
During the process, 2 volunteers helped connect valves, meter and tap with the pipes.
Half hour later, everything was done, but there’s no water. Something wrong with the connection at the water source. After another 3.5 hours’ work, the problem was solved. Looking at the running water in his own house, the old man smiled. He said cheerfully, “it’s great, and I do not have to worry about the drinking water.”
Original article written by Zengliang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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