New Well for the Shipala Community


Shipala Community in Kenya is comprised of small scale farmers and most of their activities depend on water. To fetch water, community members would walk a half mile each way to a protected stream.

However, the stream was seasonal and during the dry season, you’d have to wake up early for the chance of water. People in the community have also gotten sick by drinking contaminated water.

Now, thanks to your help, the Shipala Community have a rehabbed well with clean and safe water and their lives will be forever changed. Read more about their story here.

New Well is Complete in Kigwo

Just in from Stephen H., the drilling supervisor at WHI – our implementing partner in Sudan…

“We are finally finished drilling the well in Muresuk village and let me tell you it was one of the toughest wells we have drilled yet!  We actually drilled two different holes.  On the first attempt, we drilled all the way down to 100m (328ft) and only found a small amount of water.  The amount of water was so small it didn’t keep the dust down as we drilled further.


Musungururu Community Well – Update

The Musungururu Community Well is almost complete after two months of delays.  The drilling team encountered some difficulty and there was a delay in acquiring the hand-pump as well.  We’re working to determine why these particular delays occurred, though delays such as these are actually quite common.

We’ll have a final update prepared when the next set of pictures arrive from the well dedication.  In the meantime, here are some photos of the pump being installed.

See the project details and picture of the well here »

Esumeyia Primary School Well

DSCN0043A new well has (finally) been completed at the Esumeyia Primary School in Kakamega.  This well now serves the 720 students at the school and their parents, a total of over 1,000 people!

The well is located about 19km from Kakamega in Western Kenya.  It is one of a cluster of wells we continue to build at schools in the area.

Lat. 0.28712 E – Long. 34.75619 N  (confirmation pending)

See more pictures inside