Garmaam village, “Water is #1″

Meeting with our development leaders in Garmaam

Meeting with our development leaders in Garmaam

Today we visited Garmaam village. We’re thrilled to help such a hard-working village!

We began working with Garmaam over a year ago, and made great initial progress. But then we suffered an almost 1-year delay in receiving our regional permit (we received the national permit in January 2011). The disruption was painful on our progress and our relationship with Garmaam.

Finally the regional permit went through last month. And now we are all eager to resume our partnership.

Today we met with the leaders of our “Transformational Community Development” program in Garmaam. They affirmed our relationship, recounted all the good first steps we have taken together, and then they made one thing clear: They need help with a way to get enough water to their small agriculture fields.

They said repeatedly, “Water is number one for us!”

We agreed, and asked them what #’s 2 and 3 were for their village, and they said, “Water is number one for us!”

We got the point :)

We then toured their village and their fields, and were shown a nearby spring from which we can perhaps help them with a pumping solution.

We are committed to helping Garmaam with their food/agriculture/water need and we’ll get an engineering estimate ASAP.

Garmaam is dedicated to working very hard on their development, with just a little help from us. So we’re thrilled to celebrate that your Paneo Coffee drinking will help Garmaam get water for their fields!

Garmaam kids

Garmaam kids

The Spring nearby Garmaam

The spring nearby Garmaam

Share and Enjoy
Written by Jeff Power

Jeff is the founder of Pangeo Coffee. He's been dedicated to full-time humanitarian development with poor villages in Africa, Asia and the Middle East since 2007. Follow Jeff's travels and work on his personal blog:, and on twitter at @jeffpower.

Comments are closed.