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The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -
The Water Project: Ebubayi Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jan 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 07/16/2018

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Community Profile

A new well has been installed in the Ebubayi Community.

Though the drilling failed twice as the crew encountered hard rock, on the
third attempt they were able to break through and reach deep enough for
clean, safe water.

An Afri-dev hand-pump was installed and water flow
was measured at 40 liters/min.

The community leader said,

“The response was positive and encouraging. The members
through their committee promised to take good care of their new current
water source. They also prayed for the blessings to those who donated
towards its construction.”

Previously this community drank from a dirty, un-protected stream
about 3km away.  A community member noted that the former water source
“caused water borne diseases such as diarrhoea and Dysentery plus
coughs.”

Today a water committee of 5 men and 7 women oversee the new well,
making sure it will serve this community for many years to come.

Project Updates


03/23/2011: Ebubayi Community Well Repaired

The well in Ebubayi has been repaired.  Like a few others that were installed a few years ago, this pump had inferior rods installed that rusted out prematurely.  Since we go back and check up on our projects, we found the problem.  The good news is that the fix is fairly simply.

While the crew was on site, we took the opportunity to fund another few sessions of sanitation and hygiene training.  This time with the community is invaluable.  Combining a sources of clean water with proper hygiene multiplies the impact of these projects.

Thanks to donors who “give where needed”, we can stay engaged with our projects over the long-term.  It’s vitally important.


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Project Photos


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


5 individual donors
Indian Hill Church
Patterson New Hope Church of the Nazarene
Grace Community Baptist Church