1. Project Location: Zambezia Province, Mozambique
2. Project Name and General Description of Project: Mozambique Borehole Teaching Project
3. Contact Person/Project Director: John Dina Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 602 600 7140, 258 24214230
4. Specific Type of Work to Be Completed: The project will serve to train local Mozambicans how to use the hand auger well digging equipment and share with locals the volunteer teams experience and knowledge of bore hole well digging, pump installation, maintenance, and all related areas to this method of providing clean water to local populations.
a. Work environment (geographic setting): The team will work in hot, mostly dry conditions. Temps will range from 75-100, very high humidity. Soil will be a very fine sand as the area is part of the Zambezi river delta. The team will base out of the Dina’s home, unless they would prefer a local hotel. The well site will be in a local village. We will bring fresh water with us and will eat local foods when out, mainly rice, beans, chicken. It will be a work project.
b.People Group that volunteers will be working with: Chuabo.
5. Specific Dates if applicable (or TBD): TBD
a. Approx. length of stay including travel time from the U.S. (or other country): 14 days or less per team.
6. Specific skills needed and/or recommended including possible educational requirements and/or credentials if needed: The purpose of this team is to come and share their knowledge and experience with water well installation using a hand auger. The team should have adequate personal knowledge and experience with this equipment and have experience in using it. Knowledge and experience in the areas of finding water, reading terrain, using the auger equipment, casing wells, pump installation and maintenance, cement work, will be learned by our Mozambican nationals so that they can confidently perform a well installation using this equipment after the teams departure.
7. Can college students serve in this project? Yes
8. Team Size (minimum/maximum; gender preference, if any): Transportation is always the limiting factor. Maximum of 4 people would be best.
9. Health considerations/requirements: This is a very hot, dusty, dirty environment. There is very limited local health care. We will be eating local foods and working in a local village. A person should understand this and choose not to come if they have any outstanding health considerations that would not allow them to do this assignment.
10. Ministry items to bring: The team must be ready to share their faith in Jesus and be able to tell of their own personal faith and conversion in Jesus. So, bring your testimony. Besides that, they need to bring the auger drilling kit which they will then leave to continue to be used in Mozambique after their departure.
11. Airport of Arrival: USA to Johannhesburg to Maputo to Quelimane, Mozambique.
12. Local Transportation: Missionary truck.
13. Probable lodging arrangements: The team is welcome to stay at the house of John and Wanne Dina. If they prefer a hotel, we can make arrangements.
14. What, if any, additional items like sleeping bags, sheets, etc. needed:
EXPENSES – ON THE FIELD
15. Total Approximate cost: The team will need to pay up to about $200 for diesel. The truck will be full at the beginning of the trip and we’ll just fill it up so they will pay for the diesel they use. Food will be $10 per day per person. They may leave a tip $20 total for the person who will do all their laundry and cleaning,
(included but not limited to the following):
a. Transportation: from and to airport, worksite and lodging location
b. Onsite expenses – food, lodging, translators (if needed)
c. Airport taxes/exit fees (Often only payable in USD)
d. Ministry items to purchase on the field
16. Personal Items to bring: Coffee, flashlight, mosquito repellant, hat, canteen, snacks if they want them, any specific tools they need. Swimsuit if they want to swim in the Indian Ocean, camera. We do have broad band internet and they might bring a computer, or one for the team to do Skype. Please don’t send a lot of pictures, music or videos as our usage is limited. Email, skype video is fine.
17. Cultural Considerations (including language): There will be little to no English. Portuguese and Chuabo will be the languages spoken. On the job site the men will wear whatever work clothes they prefer. If there for a worship service, long pants and a button up shirt are best. Don’t take picures at the airport or of people you don’t know driving through town. Don’t wave at all the people you see, especially women or girls.
18. Other Special Consideration(s)
a. Specific immunizations: Follow Department of State instructions
b. Visa needs/requirements: The team will need a visa obtained at the Mozambican Embassy before arrival to the country.
c. Specific security concerns (STS): Coming to help with a well, tell about Jesus
d. Information for landing cards/entry forms: Coming to visit John Dina, 48 F.P.L.M. Sinacura, Quelimane (258) 24214230.
e. Climate: 75-100 f.
f. Clothing recommendation(s)/ While at work, shorts or pants, hat. At worship, pants and a button up shirt.
g. Cash, travelers checks, credit cards/ATM’s: ATMs function. No credit card service in Quelimane, no travelers checks. If you bring US cash, the must be almost brand new bills, completely clean and unmarked. Best to use your debit card at the ATM.
h. Communication/email availability (or lack thereof): Email, limited Broad band. Team may bring at least one computer to use for communications.
i. Emergency contact info: John Dina, before June 2014 (602) 600-7142, on the field after June, (258) 214230.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Sub-Sahara Africa Baptist Global Response/Kentucky Baptist Partnership Checklist
The Kentucky Baptist Convention has compiled a checklist resource to assist our volunteer teams preparing to serve in Sub Sahara Africa. It is important that teams follow the information provided in this document to ensure the best mission experience. Please click on the link to access the Checklist: