Clean Water

A watertank under construction


In September-October of 2013, I travelled to Cameroon to work on village water supplies in the North-West region of Cameroon. I travelled as part of the CamCam project, a partnership between Engineers Without Borders, Cambridge, and Ottawa-Kumbo Clean Water, a canadian charity supporting village water supplies in the area.

While I was there, I kept a journal of my work and travels. I'm planning to write that up here more-or-less verbatim as a record, adding pages over the course of October; so you can think of this as a contempory blog, just with everything delayed by a month!

Day 1: Arriving in Cameroon

Days 2 and 3: Preparations, in Kumbo

Day 4: Wvem and the RTC

Days 5 & 6: Water supplies in Wvem

Days 7: Catching rats

Day 8: A look round Ntseni

Day 9: In Ntseni. Meetings.

Days 10 and 11: A hospital, a palace and a cooking lesson

Day 12: Heading to Djottin.

Day 13: Collecting samples, attempt no. 2

Day 14: Leaving Djottin, back to Kumbo

Day 15: Mbontsem

Day 16: Problems

Day 17: Happiness in Kovki

Day 18: Going to church

Day 19: Admin day (Kumbo)

Day 20: Navigational confusion. No water.

Day 21: Rain, glorious rain!

Day 22: Election chaos

Day 23: Finishing up

© Aidan Reilly 2013