Children carrying water buckets at a Ugandan Orphanage
Large cement water storage tanks in Ugandan Mountains
The Lil' Sprout solar rainwater irrigation system has a very interesting history. It was originally developed as a stand alone irrigation system using rainwater from the buildings at refugee centers and large orphanages on four continents. Many are in East European countries that reconfigured after the Soviet collapse and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Others are in Africa where malaria and AIDS destroyed many families.
In the U.S. a similar stand-alone system is now operational at the Community Gardens in Ranson, West Virginia where gardens of vegetables are donated to the county ministries food pantry for the needy. Read more about the people, places and circumstances that contributed to the creation of Lil' Sprout; and the work of Engineers Without Borders International at DonorTable.org.