The 2012 Marion Medical Mission Team installed 2,575 shallow wells with a total of 2,754 completed by the end of the year. The wells included over 500 in Tanzania and 500 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.
This year we still had some issues consistently getting diesel fuel – but not nearly as bad as last year. We were better prepared to store, handle and filter the fuel so we did not have the vehicle damage from bad fuel we had last year. The biggest change this year was that we began using a new electronic data collection system, based on hand-held Android devices with software developed by Hayden Boyd. We were very pleased with the minimal problems encountered with it and it really will reduce the workload on the accountants tabulating the results and paying the builders as a result. It also gives us a wealth of data we can use to make more improvements in our ongoing programs.