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2 Chapin Living Waters Helping families grow food when there is little or no rain!

3 Mission Chapin Living Waters exists to help poor people in third world countries grow vegetable when there is insufficient rain. We offer simple, sustainable technologies for subsistence farming, bringing hope to the poorest people and the opportunity to solve their food shortage. Chapin Living Waters exists to help poor people in third world countries grow vegetable when there is insufficient rain. We offer simple, sustainable technologies for subsistence farming, bringing hope to the poorest people and the opportunity to solve their food shortage.

4 Who we Help Help for All People. Chapin Living Waters was founded as a means to express Christian love to needy people in third world nations through small-scale drip irrigation technology. While much of our effort is directed toward missionaries working among these suffering peoples, Chapin Living Waters stands ready to assist any group, regardless of race, color or creed. With l. l million people going to bed hungry tonight, we are dedicated to working in partnership with as many organizations as possible.

5 Strategy Our work involves publishing training materials, conducting workshops and seminars in drip irrigation and basic agricultural methods for subsistence farming and assisting in the distribution of “Bucket Kits”. The “Bucket Kit”, consisting of 100 feet of drip hose, fittings and connecting tubing, is ideal for poor families in communities where running water and pumps are not available. The family connects the kit to a 5-galllon bucket elevated at least 1 meter above the ground, and fills the bucket with water twice daily. This simple, inexpensive, gravity fed system will provide enough moisture for a vegetable garden large enough to feed a small family during periods when there is absolutely no rainfall. Our work involves publishing training materials, conducting workshops and seminars in drip irrigation and basic agricultural methods for subsistence farming and assisting in the distribution of “Bucket Kits”. The “Bucket Kit”, consisting of 100 feet of drip hose, fittings and connecting tubing, is ideal for poor families in communities where running water and pumps are not available. The family connects the kit to a 5-galllon bucket elevated at least 1 meter above the ground, and fills the bucket with water twice daily. This simple, inexpensive, gravity fed system will provide enough moisture for a vegetable garden large enough to feed a small family during periods when there is absolutely no rainfall.

6 Boliva-Engineers Without Borders

7 USDA. Aid project in Afghanistan. Afghan government officials translated picture titles into Dari (a dialect of Farsi).

8 Drip Irrigation for Third World Kitchen Gardens

9 Worldwide Droughts Worldwide Droughts Result in Result in Millions of People Millions of People Going to Bed Hungry

10 Billions Have Been Spent Billions Have Been Spent For Third World Relief Food! For Third World Relief Food! …… …… Then the Next Drought Then the Next Drought Creates the Need all Creates the Need all Over Again Over Again

11 Not only does the food have Not only does the food have to be purchased, to be purchased, but it has to be distributed but it has to be distributed to the other side to the other side of the world. of the world.

12 Relief Food Distribution Relief Food Distribution

13 Can Drip Irrigation Can Drip Irrigation be used to help poor people of the third world to grow their own vegetables ?

14 In 1974 Catholic Relief In 1974 Catholic Relief of Senegal asked for help of Senegal asked for help to grow vegetables during to grow vegetables during their dry season. their dry season.

15 A 50 Gallon Drum was Mounted 6 Feet Above the A 50 Gallon Drum was Mounted 6 Feet Above the Soil and Drip Lines were Soil and Drip Lines were Connected for Each Row Connected for Each Row

16 DRUM SYSTEM

17 This Worked Very Well ! This Worked Very Well ! However … However … It is far too expensive It is far too expensive for a Family with little for a Family with little or no income. or no income.

18 Later in the 1970’s a simple Later in the 1970’s a simple and inexpensive Bucket Kit and inexpensive Bucket Kit was developed. It was found that a 5 gallon bucket one that a 5 gallon bucket one meter above the soil would meter above the soil would provide enough pressure to provide enough pressure to Irrigate 2 Rows 50 feet long ! Irrigate 2 Rows 50 feet long !

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20 The same Bucket Kit The same Bucket Kit can Also be Used For : can Also be Used For : 4 rows 25 feet long 4 rows 25 feet long or or 6 rows 16.5 feet long 6 rows 16.5 feet long

21 When it is first installed, When it is first installed, the bucket should be the bucket should be filled 2 or 3 Times. filled 2 or 3 Times. This makes a wet spot This makes a wet spot at each outlet. at each outlet.

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23 Then, a plant is transplanted Then, a plant is transplanted in each wet spot, so that every drop of water goes directly to a plant. in each wet spot, so that every drop of water goes directly to a plant.

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25 Often the water used for Often the water used for Bucket Kits is rather dirty. Bucket Kits is rather dirty. To overcome this, a 3 stage To overcome this, a 3 stage filtering system is used. filtering system is used.

26 1 st Stage: A Heavy Cloth is Tied to the Top of the Bucket

27 2 nd Stage: 2 nd Stage: A Screen Filter at the bottom of A Screen Filter at the bottom of the bucket the bucket 3 rd Stage: 3 rd Stage: An Internal Filter extending the An Internal Filter extending the full length of the Drip Lines. full length of the Drip Lines.

28 The Drip Lines should be The Drip Lines should be installed with the outlets up. installed with the outlets up. ~ This allows any Foreign particles This allows any Foreign particles to fall to the bottom of the tape to fall to the bottom of the tape where it can be flushed out the where it can be flushed out the end. end.

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30 Two Week Seminars and Two Week Seminars and Two Day Workshops to Two Day Workshops to Train Trainers have been Train Trainers have been held in many countries, held in many countries, with mornings in classroom settings with mornings in classroom settings and afternoons with hands-on field work. and afternoons with hands-on field work.

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34 Preparing the Bed

35 Laying the Drip Lines Laying the Drip Lines

36 Transplanting

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38 Usually, filling the 5 gallon Usually, filling the 5 gallon bucket once in the morning bucket once in the morning and once in the afternoon is and once in the afternoon is sufficient. sufficient. However, when the growth is large and there is a very hot dry wind, it might need a 3 rd filling. However, when the growth is large and there is a very hot dry wind, it might need a 3 rd filling.

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40 Schools, orphanages, and Schools, orphanages, and community gardens have community gardens have requested a larger Kit which could drip irrigate : requested a larger Kit which could drip irrigate : 10 rows, each 10 meters long 10 rows, each 10 meters long

41 This Kit is known as the : This Kit is known as the : SUPER BUCKET KIT SUPER BUCKET KIT It uses a 35 gallon plastic It uses a 35 gallon plastic garbage container mounted garbage container mounted one meter above the soil, one meter above the soil, and is filled once daily. and is filled once daily.

42 Small farms, Small farms, with pressurized water, with pressurized water, can use a 1/4 ACRE KIT can use a 1/4 ACRE KIT to drip irrigate to drip irrigate 2,000 feet of rows 2,000 feet of rows ( 20 rows 100 feet long) ( 20 rows 100 feet long)

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46 Mr. Napoleon Dzombe Mr. Napoleon Dzombe

47 Mr. Dzombe donated the Blessings Hospital and has Mr. Dzombe donated the Blessings Hospital and has distributed many truckloads distributed many truckloads of hospital supplies and relief of hospital supplies and relief foods for people of Malawi. foods for people of Malawi.

48 His organization in Malawi has used 10,000 Bucket Kits. His organization in Malawi has used 10,000 Bucket Kits. In 2004 he built a food plant. In 2004 he built a food plant.

49 Their goal was to provide Their goal was to provide a nutritious VitaMeal to a nutritious VitaMeal to 25,000 orphans daily. 25,000 orphans daily. By Feb they were up By Feb they were up to feeding 86,000 orphans daily! to feeding 86,000 orphans daily!

50 The trucks leave the plant The trucks leave the plant for different locations to for different locations to distribute to about distribute to about 3,000 orphans daily 3,000 orphans daily

51 Each orphan has a card showing the year’s months. When they receive 30 day’s food, the month is checked off.

52 Charitable Organizations always need effective use of their donor’s funds !

53 A heavy 15 mil Drip Tape is used for Bucket Kits to A heavy 15 mil Drip Tape is used for Bucket Kits to give long life. give long life.

54 Bulk Bucket Kits can be delivered to most countries for about $8.00 to $ each in container lots. $ each in container lots. If the Bucket Kit lasts only If the Bucket Kit lasts only 5 years, the cost would be 5 years, the cost would be about $ 2.00 per year. about $ 2.00 per year.

55 What Organization What Organization can purchase hundreds of can purchase hundreds of pounds of vegetables and pounds of vegetables and deliver them to the other deliver them to the other side of the world for only side of the world for only $ 2.00 ? $ 2.00 ?

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57 Chapin Living Waters Chapin Living Waters is partnering with more than is partnering with more than 2,000 organtzations in over 150 countries. 2,000 organtzations in over 150 countries.

58 WE APPRECIATE WE APPRECIATE all those who have helped third all those who have helped third world people to feed themselves world people to feed themselves including: including: Donors, Manufacturers, Trainers Donors, Manufacturers, Trainers Volunteers, Charitable and Missionary Volunteers, Charitable and Missionary Organizations, and Governments. Organizations, and Governments.

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60 We are pleased to know that similar Kits are being manufactured in several countries. We are pleased to know that similar Kits are being manufactured in several countries. We encourage more manufacturers We encourage more manufacturers and organizations to help starving and organizations to help starving people and get this type of simple people and get this type of simple drip irrigation into their hands! drip irrigation into their hands!

61 No COMPANY or No COMPANY or ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION can meet the needs of the can meet the needs of the WHOLE WORLD ! WHOLE WORLD !

62 Presented at Presented at The Irrigation Association The Irrigation Association 27 th Annual International Show 27 th Annual International Show On November 7,2006 On November 7,2006 San Antonio,TX USA San Antonio,TX USA


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