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: 04/18/2024

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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!

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Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!


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