Ikobero School Well

Ikobero5Update: Jan. 1, 2010

The drill crew has encountered hard rock formations which their drill cannot penetrate.  We are awaiting access to a compressor to break through.  We hope that arrives by Jan. 11th.

Updated: Oct. 7th, 2009

Construction is about to has begun on the Ikobero School and Community Well in Western Kenya. This community is located about 30km from Kakamega in the Busali Location.

Lat. 0.25136 N – Long. 34.62089 E

The school has over 600 students who, along with the 1,000 community members, will soon be enjoying clean and safe drinking water.

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Precious Academy Well

Precious Academy Makunga5Our crew has just sent in some photos from the Precious Academy in Western Kenya.

For this project our crew was sent in to replace a well that had not been drilled properly by another driller.  The old well had collapsed internally.  The school and local community were in desperate need of a clean, safe and reliable water source.

The good news on this project is that the well pump from the faulty borehole could be salvaged and is in good working order.  The last step before this project will be complete is moving that pump onto the new borehole casing seen in the pictures below.

We’re awaiting a full report including more photos, GPS coordinates and the total number of people it will benefit.  We hope to update this post soon with that new information.

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Mutsembi Primary School Well

Mutsembi1Drilling is underway on the Mutsembi Primary School Well in Western Kenya.  We’ve received a few pictures and are awaiting GPS coordinates and a community profile.

This well will be serving over 1,000 people.

This new well is being funded by:

Individual Donors: Gift Date Between 4/1/2009 – 4/16/2009
FaceBook Cause Donors in January 2009
Donations made through GroundSpring.org in January 2009

Federal City Alumnae Chapter – Delta Sigma Theta
Lumpkin County Middle School
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Gilbert Middle School FCCL

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