Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Kimangeti Secondary School

Updated: Sept. 14th, 2009

A new well is now under construction complete at the Kimangeti Secondary School.

This community is located in the Kabras West Location in Western Kenya, about 34km from Kakamega.

GPS — LAT:00.465250N  LONG: 34.885490E

The water project at this very large school will serves about 1,520 students and a total of 1,800 people in the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 9 men and 3 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The current former water source was an unprotected and collapsing hand dug well that was inadequate and of poor water quality due to its age.

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Shiambula Community Well

3716617946_267d9e220a_oConstruction has begun is complete on the Shiambula Community Well

This community is located in the Shiunzu Sub. Location in Western Kenya, about 14km Kakamega.

GPS — LAT:00.294310N  LONG: 34.670230E

The water project will serve a total of 653 (corrected 8/10) people in the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 5 men and 4 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The current water source is a passing stream about 5 km from the community.  The water quality is poor.

* # of beneficiaries updated after a house to house survey was completed

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Butenje Primary School Well

Update: Sept 14th, 2009

Construction has begun is complete on the Butenje Primary School Well

This community is located in the Shiambitsi  Sub. Location in Western Kenya, about 28km Kakamega.

GPS — LAT:00.322750N  LONG: 034.707120E

The water project will serves about 980 students and a total of 1,900 people in the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 6 men and 6 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The current previous water source is an unprotected spring about 7 km from the community.  The water quality is very poor.

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Musungururu Community Well

Musungururu9Update: Nov. 17, 2009 – The well is complete!

Update: Oct. 7th, 2009 – The borehole has been drilled and is awaiting pump installation.

Construction has begun is complete on the Musungururu Community Well.

Our drilling partner reported,  “The beneficiaries welcomed their new water source with joy and thanked God for answering their prayer  of clean and safe water. They promised to ask blessings from God for whoever donated towards this well.”

This community is located in the Central Butsotso Location in Western Kenya, near Kakamega.

The water project will serves about 740 people in the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 3 men and 7 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The current previous water source is an unprotected spring about 4km from the community.  The water quality is very poor.

This well is being funded by:


Ames High School – Ames, IA
St. Andrews Episcopal School – Potomac, MD
Hope International University – POL4200 Class
Seoul American Middle School
Nathalie S. & Fleming College – Orangeville, ON
Paul & Cathy L. – NC

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