Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - May 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 05/03/2023

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Community Profile

There's a new well at the Eshienga School in Western Kenya.

I don't know about you, but there's nothing better than seeing young
students tossing clean water around in celebration of new found freedom.

These students no longer have to walk miles for dirty water.
Instead, clean, safe drinking water is just steps away...thanks to
students and individuals just like themselves.  Thank you on behalf of
the Eshienga Primary School.

We're just getting started, check back soon!

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.


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