Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Mar 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 03/01/2023

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Community Profile

A new well will be installed on the grounds of the Eshiyanza Primary School.

The need for clean and safe water here is obvious.  Currently, students collect of water from and unprotected and seasonal spring over 1Km away.  The source is muddy and unsafe.
Collecting the water is a time consuming task taking more than an hour away from each school day.

The school serves 430 students, 150 parents and approximately 500-600 people in community.

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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.


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