DirectConnect recently completed a water project in Southeast Asia. The village committee in a remote area approached us and said that during the dry season the water wells in the village of 2300 people would go dry. They consulted with a civil engineer who designed a system to bring water from a source in the mountains two miles away. This source is two mountain streams that converge and flow year- round, which would be piped down into the village. With the help of International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES), DirectConnect provided the funding to purchase the piping and connectors to make the project a reality. The village committee organized the villagers to provide the necessary physical labor to do all the digging and burying of the pipes. They also dug a grid of trenches through the village and buried pipe in order to connect to the many homes.