New well for the Aleko Community

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The community at Aleko in Western Kenya is enjoying it’s brand new well.  This community well point is serving hundreds of people who, before this well was installed, walked 5km to an unprotected spring.

Our on the ground partners – The Bridge Water Project –  visited Aleko about 2 months ago and sent us these pictures.  Even though we see them all the time, we were once again moved by the huge need so evident in these communities.

Because of people, just like you, we are able to respond quickly when new communities request a well.  We simply could not do any of this work without your help.

We’ll have a full report from the community, including GPS coordinates, in just a few weeks.

The Aleko well serves nearly 1,000 people in the community.  A water committee of 6 men and 4 women has been established to oversee the project going forward.  Together with the community, they raised over $300 to cover the initial costs of surveys and permits.

Lat. 00.325490N  Long. 034.696300E

The Community Well at Aleko was funded by:

Pathway Christian Church, San Diego, CA

[xmlgm {http://thewaterproject.org/kmz/aleko.kmz} zoom=18]

Home More Like This