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.


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St. Thomas ACK Church – Lunza


A new well has just been completed at the St. Thomas ACK Church in Lunza.  This well is located about 30 km from Kakamega, Kenya.

Lat. 00.228830N  034.541290E

The well serves the 520 church members in addition to the entire surrounding community.  The church is a convenient and publicly accessible location for this well.

In the video, you’ll meet Mildred, a mother of triplets who today is benefiting from this new, clean and safe source of drinking water.

A water committee of 4 men and 5 women oversee the project and will help ensure its long-term sustainability.

Prior to the well being installed, members of this community walked at least 2km to a passing stream nearby where the water was neither clean or safe.

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Vashele Primary School Well


Water, fun...hope.

Water, fun...hope.

The well project at Vashele Primary School is now complete.  It is located in Western Kenya, near Kakamega.

Lat. 00.499370N Long. 034.754630E

The school is home to 632 students and the well will serve them and the surrounding community.  A local water committee of 6 men and 3 women is in place to manage the project long-term.

The well was funded by an anonymous donor to  our “Change Christmas 2008” Campaign.   After a long delay, we’re happy to finally show the results of their generosity.


Lots more pictures inside

Ebubayi Community Well


Ebubayi5Update: Jan 05, 2010:  This well is complete.

Lat: 0.30648 N  Long: 34.28882 E

People Served: 700

The drilling failed twice as the crew encountered hard rock. On the third attempt they were able to break through and reach deep enough for clean, safe water. An Afri-dev hand-pump was installed and water flow was measured at 40 liters/min.

The community leader said,

“The response was positive and encouraging. The members through their committee promised to take good care of their new current water source. They also prayed for the blessings to those who donated towards its construction.”

Previously this community drank from a dirty, un-protected stream about 3km away.  A community member noted that the former water source “caused water borne diseases such as diarrhoea and Dysentery plus coughs.”

Today a water committee of 5 men and 7 women oversee the new well, making sure it will serve this community for many years to come.

This well is being funded by:

Indian Hill Church – Cincinnati, OH


See more pics of the drilling process inside