434 Students in Need of Water at the Muleche Primary School


Every month, we’re going to share just one of the hundreds of water projects we’re actively raising funds to help.  These reports are prepared by our partners in the field who meet with these communities months before work begins to better understand the water situation.

We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know these folks and think about ways you can help us help them find access to clean, safe water.

Welcome to the School

Muleche Primary School opened in 1984 to serve students living in and nearby Shinyalu, Kenya. It has a total enrollment of 434 students, of which 225 are girls and 209 are boys.

The local government has found that parents of these students are extremely unsupportive when it comes to education. Many of the parents say that it’s a waste of time if their children can just get by with menial labor jobs like they do.

The School Gates

Students arrive no later than 7am to begin a quick cleaning the school compound, sweeping classrooms, and cleaning latrines. Normal classes start at 8am and go until lunch. The day ends at 5pm.

The Muleche Primary School

Water Situation

There is no water on school grounds. A teacher must take a group of students out into the community whenever they need water. Water is fetched from a slow moving river which looks more like a swamp. There are plants growing in the water, and it has a bad odor.

Students Walking for Water

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