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The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Apr 2012

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited)…

The proposed project is a school which is located in the neighboring county of Nandi. This is a public school that is hosting children from different counties. The school has a small piece of land which is mostly used for gardening during rainy seasons. The school is currently experiencing a very hard moment since it is now a dry season where by students cannot concentrate in their studies due to lack of water. This has also led to transfer of the pupils to other schools. The students of this school in leadership of their head boy claimed that they would even perform better if water would be accessed in their school. Lack of water being a big problem of the school, it is now forced to employ men to fetch water from far places to school by use of donkeys. This becomes very expensive for the school since it does not have enough water for that purpose.

A)    CURRENT WATER SOURCE:

The School currently accesses water from Chepereng River which 2km away. The river is seasonal and contaminated. Problems of cholera and typhoid have been reported severally in the school due to consumption of water from the river. The school has a shallow well which is currently dry due to the dry seasons. 

B)     POPULATION:

The school has a population of 230 students, 850 pupils from the primary section.

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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.