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: 09/05/2023

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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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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!


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