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The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Butenje Primary School Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 02/23/2018

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Community Profile

Construction  is complete on the Butenje Primary School Well

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

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

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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.



Sponsors

Groups:
Jeff and Laurens Wedding Guests
A.G. Bell School - Chicago, IL
NYIT Bear Hug Club - New York, NY
Gifts made through GroundSpring.org in April 2009

AG Bell School - Chicago IL