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The Water Project: House of Hope Orphanage Well -
The Water Project: House of Hope Orphanage Well -
The Water Project: House of Hope Orphanage Well -
The Water Project: House of Hope Orphanage Well -
The Water Project: House of Hope Orphanage Well -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Submersible Pump

Program: Deep Wells - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Aug 2011

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Community Profile

House of Hope orphanage is located about 2.5km from Lodwar town centre, and is a total care facility providing food, housing, clothing, education, medical care and spiritual development to orphan children.

Currently House of Hope is home to 30 orphan children, but they have the capacity to double that, if they have access to clean water.

The orphanage is led by a team of 9 staff, dedicated to improving the lives of the children they look after.

Currently the orphanage gets its water from a government source which is both insufficient and unreliable. We hope that through drilling a borehole and installing a submersible pump at the orphanage, we can help towards the growth and development of the facility and the children who call it home.

There is also an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp across the road from the orphanage. The goal of the House of Hope team is to not only serve the children and staff at the orphanage, but to try and give the 800+ neighbors controlled access to a reliable source of clean drinking water.

Having their own independent, reliable source of water will unlock so much potential,including the ability to irrigate a planned desert agriculture program. Water is a key factor in improving the overall quality of life for the Turkana people and will help them take steps toward sustainability.

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In some locations, the aquifer supplying water is extremely deep underground.  Due to the depth of the water, a hand pump is insufficient to bring it to the surface - it's simply too heavy.

Deep wells are typically 150 feet or deeper.  An electric submersible pump is lowered into the well and pulls water to a holding tank.  The community can then draw water quickly from these tanks, simply by turning a tap.

In many of the areas we serve, there is no electricity to power the pump.  In these cases we install a diesel generator to power the pump.  This brings the "side-effect" of providing a limited source of electricity to a remote community.


2 individual donors
Breakaway 2010 @ University Covenant Church
Yakima Foursquare Church
SERV Ministries
Shelby Rommell Water for Kenya
WaterDrops of Hope