Sokone School & Community Well

Updated with new photos 12/31/2009

The Completed Well

The Completed Well

A new well is now under construction complete in the community of Sokone in Western Kenya.  This well will serve the community of about 600 people and a local school.

Lat. 0.28694 N – Long. 34.63308 E

Sokone is about 20km from Kakamega in the Central Butsatso Area.   Previously, the community fetched water from a stream about 2km away.  It, like most streams, is unprotected and shared by livestock.  The water is not safe.


The community has mobilized a water committee of 2 men and 5 women who together with the village have collected the $300USD needed for the initial surveys and permits.

In the video here, a woman from the community demonstrates what fetching water is was like for hundreds of women in this community.

This well is being funded by:

Individual Donors:

June 8th – 28th, 2009

Wiese Planning – St. Louis, MO
St. Matthias High School – Downey, CA
St. Thomas Aquinas School – Monterey Park, CA
Elgin Academy – Elgin, IL
Mira Loma H.S. Recycling Club – Sacramento, CA
Morey Middle School – Denver, CO
Delta Sigma Theta
Fort Washington Alumni Chapter – Temple Hills, MD

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