This is Nathan, one of the student engineers on the team. Thank you for your
interest! We are very excited about the project and yes, it's a non-profit
organization that does not represent BYU or the LDS Church. In a few week we are
taking our drill to Tanzania to hopefully drill a well for a village to
implement it. The idea is that it will continued to be manufactured there in
country. I'd be happy to answer any questions! Hopefully you'll hear more about
our upcoming trip!
A great project and worthwhile effort to rescue people from poverty, I'm
surprised the local government hasn't tried to stifle it. . .
Regardless of motive if they have produced a product that helps people help
themselves then they've accomplished some good in this world we share. Sometimes
we need to let smart people do their work and just enjoy their results. Good job
boys. Next project please.
Great use of class time, real-world applications are the best way to learn and
there is certainly nothing more worthwhile than a humanitarian benefit.@dektol, shame on you for saying that. This drill was built for a non-BYU or
LDS nonprofit for the development of water resources. This most certainly is
not primarily a missionary tool, otherwise the LDS Church would have issued the
call for designs and would market it under their brand.
They are from BYU. Their motives will be ever suspect. The real goal is mormon
converts and helping people is secondary. We see this throughout the world with
Fantastic product but terrible reporting! Who are the team members?