Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Busyubi Primary School Well

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Construction is about to begin has begun and the borehole has been cased on the Busyubi Primary School and Community Well in Western Kenya. This community is located about 45km from Kakamega in the SW Bunymore location.

Lat. 0.01440 N – Long. 34.55016 E

The school has over 600 students who, along with the additional 300 nearby community members, will soon be enjoying clean and safe drinking water.


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Notre Dame – Green for Clean Water

Dorm Energy Competition Begins Nov 1

The second annual Dorm Energy Competition will run from November 1st through November 30th. The energy savings accrued by the winning dorm will be donated to the Global Water Initiative, Student Government’s year-long program to raise money to build wells in Africa through an international non-profit called The Water Project. The winning dorm will also receive an Energy Champion banner.

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UM-Western Students Raise $700

UM-Western Students

UM-Western Students

These University of Montana – Western Students just raised over $700 for a well project in Western Kenya.

This ambitious group is the first official 2009-10 Water Challenge group to complete a project and get their money to us.  Congratulations on helping us kick-off a great year of fundraising!!

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the well you’re helping to build.

Read more at:

http://news.umwestern.edu/2009/10/montana-western-students-make-a-differnece/

 

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)


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