Ebumamu School Well Complete

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The well at the Ebumamu Primary School in Western Kenya in now complete.

This project serves over 800 students at the school and a total of well over 1,000 when you include the community in the Shinoyi Sub-location of Western Kenya, about 25km from Kakamega.

A water committee of 11 men and 3 women oversee the project.  Before construction began, the community was mobilized and raised over $300USD to cover the cost of surveys and permits.  This project is truly “owned” by the community.

The previous water source was a passing stream over 3km away that was both unclean and unsafe.

The project leader noted…

“The community response was positive, most of them welcomed with joy the new water source. Most of them said the distance from their homes to this new water source cannot bother them, even if it is far but their joy was that they were able to access clean water.”

This well was sponsored by the following donors:

Change Christmas Campaign and General Gifts:
December 26, 2008 – January 10, 2009

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