There can be lots of challenges with the work our partners do. For example, the countries where we fund work don’t always have paved roads, which mean it can take a lot of time for a drilling rig to reach a village. Roads can be washed out from a storm for weeks at a time, requiring a team to drive days out of their way to get to a community.
Another major challenge can be the introduction of new sanitation systems and hygiene practices. Learning new concepts and practices takes time. Something like hand-washing can be a major new practice for a community. Just think of how long it took your family to teach you to wash your hands as a child! It’s a lot harder to learn those things as an adult when you’ve always done it a different way.
Yet another example might be delays in paperwork from local government offices.