March 21, 2012: repaired our first rope pump of the trip in Kisalaya today. It was a bit of a challenge, as we broke a special flanged fitting when attempting to align some components. With the help or a candle to soften the end of a length of PVC pipe and a pair of pliers we fashioned a replacement part and were able to complete the repairs. Members of the Kisalaya community assisted with the effort.
Concurrent with this work, other members of the team met with the appointed Kisalaya stewards of the wells for reaffirmation of roles and responsibilities.