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The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
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The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
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The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
The Water Project: Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project -
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Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Impact: 267 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Sep 2016

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Community Profile

This project is a part of our shared program with Safe Water and Sustainable Hygiene Initiative (SAWASHI). Our team is pleased to directly share the below report (edited for clarity, as needed).

Welcome to the School

Kapkoimur Secondary School is located in Kapkoimur Village, Kapkoimur Location, Kapkoimur Sub-Location, Chepterwai Division, Nandi North Sub-County of Nandi County.

Kapkoimur Secondary School is a mixed day and boarding secondary school started in year 2000 through combined efforts of Kapkoimur Anglican Church of Eldoret Diocese and its community members. The school is situated on the top of a hill approximately 5,100 km above sea level.

The school’s area received long rains between March and May, and short rains from August to October. The mean precipitation range is 1100-1400 mm, and the temperature ranges between 15-20°c. However, the school is still faced with a clean water shortage challenge.

The school board of management made an appeal to SAWASHI requesting for a donor-funded water source to be drilled at the school.

Population

The school records a total enrollment of 135 boys, 105 girls, and employs 12 government teachers, eight board of management teachers, and seven subordinate staff members. This puts the school’s total population at 267.

Water Situation

The school fetches water using donkeys from the unprotected Kapkoimur Spring situated 1.5 km away from the school compound. The water is highly contaminated with a turbidity value of 80, which is far above what the World Health Organization recommends for consumption. “Due to using the water from Kapkoimur Spring, most students and teachers suffer from waterborne diseases i.e. amoeba, typhoid fever, which poses danger to their lives. This also affects their schooling as there is a high rate of absenteeism because of illness related to waterborne diseases,” says Miss Chepchumba, the school nurse.

During an interview with Mr. Rono, the man in charge of fetching water, Rono says he has to take 15 trips (1500 litres per day for kitchen use only). Students have to go to the spring every evening to shower and wash their uniforms.

Sanitation Situation

The school has seven classrooms and one computer lab which are washed once a week. The school kitchen has water containers which are well covered, and outside there is a dish rack for utensils.

The school has 27 pit latrines; 13 for girls, seven for boys and seven for teachers. These are cleaned on a daily basis by the subordinate staff.

There are not enough clotheslines, so some students must still dry their uniforms on the ground. There is a compost pit where litter is dumped.

Assessing the Need

There is a need to drill a borehole for Kapkoimur Secondary School to give students access to quality water for both drinking and domestic uses. This will improve the sanitation and hygiene for the entire school and will thus improve health.

Project Beneficiaries

The students, teachers, and Anglican Church of Kapkoimur will be the beneficiaries of this water project.

Management Committee

The school management board already has a water committee, which will be trained by staff before implementation of the proposed project. Training will target students, teachers, and the school board.

Thank you for partnering with this community to make safe water a reality! This is not possible without you.

Project Updates


12/20/2017: A Year Later: Kapkoimur Secondary School

A year ago, generous donors helped drill a well for the Kapkoimur Secondary School in Western Kenya. Because of these gifts and the contributions of our monthly donors, partners are able to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner, Paul Weringa, with you.


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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


A Year Later: Kapkoimur Secondary School

December, 2017

By saving a lot of costs that were spent on water, we have been able to employ school workers to help in school activities.

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A year ago, generous donors helped drill a well for the Kapkoimur Secondary School in Western Kenya. Because of these gifts and the contributions of our monthly donors, partners are able to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner, Paul Weringa, with you.


The ongoing survival of many schools in Kenya is threatened if they are not able to provide water and sanitary facilities for the schools, yet it is difficult for parents to pay these expenses in addition to usual school fees. The Water Project and SAWASHI have targeted schools just like this because of the potential that can be unlocked for both students and staff when clean water and sanitation is available.

Paul Weringa turns on the well’s tap for Deputy Principal Hesbon Teno.

In situations of clean water scarcity, such as in Kapkoimur, conflicts often arise between those who have access to water and those who do not. The projects at Kapkoimur Secondary School has helped to improve the relationships between the school and the community. Paul Weringa reports the many effects that the water source has had on school and community life: “Initially, there was conflict as a result of relying on one source which could not provide enough water for both [the school and the community]. As a result of this project, the school’s enrollment has increased and a new stream has been introduced where a new block of classrooms is under construction. Expenditure on water has drastically reduced and the money is now redirected to other development activities. The school academic performance has improved as a result of water being in school. The students have enough time for studies. They no longer need to go out in search of water.”

The school even upgraded the hand pump to a submersible pump through a decision to take part of a government initiative enabling easier access to the water. This upgrade is an exciting improvement because the water can now be accessed through a tap instead of the more labor-intensive pump, and with this change the school assumes full responsibility for monitoring and maintaining this water point.

Mr. Teno and one of his students, Amos Langat, standing in front of the pump and storage system connected to the borehole.

Amos Langat, a student at the school, shares, “I have stopped going to the river, therefore having enough time for studies.I no longer have issues with typhoid disease which affected me much when I used to drink the water from the stream. I am a healthy person since I began drinking water from the drilled well.” Many of the students like Amos have experienced not only improvements in health, but also improvement in school performance. Hesbon Teno, the school’s deputy principal reports, “As a result of the drilled well in school, students have enough time for studies therefore a great improvement in their academic has been observed.” He also conveyed the financial impact that the well has had, enabling the school to invest money in extensions to both offices and classrooms.


We are excited to stay in touch with Kapkoimur Secondary School and to report the impact that access to clean water and sanitation facilities continues to have in the lives of the Kapkoimur students, teachers, and surrounding community as they continue on their journey with clean water.

The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.


Navigating through intense dry spells, performing preventative maintenance, conducting quality repairs when needed and continuing to assist community leaders to manage water points are all normal parts of keeping projects sustainable. The Water Promise community supports ongoing sustainability programs that help Kapkoimur Secondary School New Well Project maintain access to safe, reliable water.

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