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The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -
The Water Project: Ebuhayi Nursery School Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Aug 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/13/2018

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Community Profile

A new well has been completed for the Ebuhayi Nursery School.

This community is located in the Eshisiru Central sub-location in Western Kenya, about 18km from Kakamega.

The water project located at this nursery school will serve well
over 800 people, both at the school and from the surrounding area.  A
water committee consisting of 3 men and 7 women has been formed and the
community had contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits
for the new well.

The former water source was a passing stream nearly 3km away.  It was unclean and unsafe.

The project leader noted…

“The response was so encouraging, positive and the well issue seemed
to have reclaimed the lives of both the nursery school children and the
community dwellers. The community members promised to form prayer
groups to be praying for those who donated towards this well.”

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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

Individuals:
Gift Date Between 04/17/2009 — 05/09/2009

Groups:
Brennen Elementary - Columbia, SC
Park Street School - Boston, MA
Gilbert Community School District - Gilbert, IA