Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: May 2009

Project Features

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Community Profile

The Emusanda Community well was completed in June 2009.  Both
children and adults have been lining up to gather clean, safe drinking
water - now only steps from where they live!

Before this project, the community gathered water from a stream about 2km away.  That water source was unreliable and unsafe.  One community member noted that they often suffered from water borne diseases such as dysentery.

The new well produces about 30 liters per minute, a more than adequate supply.

A water committee has been formed to oversee the project.  There are 3 men and 4 women who will be responsible for overseeing well maintenance and care.

Our local implementer noted in their report to us,

"The welcoming of this well by the community was great jovial [sic]. They promised to maintain the same through their formed committee.  Furthermore they said they will pray for God to bless all that contributed towards the  construction the said well."

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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.


Gift Date Between 01/27/2009 — 02/10/2009

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Morse High School Student Body
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