A new well has been completed at the Kanyangena Primary School near Kendu Bay, Kenya.
Our partner in the field reports...
have provided. They have started a small school farm, maintained by the children,
and have crops of tomatoes, water melons and other vegetables well on
the way. They intend to use these vegetables for a school feeding programme, as well as generating a little income for the
school. They have additional plans for a tree nursery on site. It will be complete, finally, next week."
The drilling team reported...
We received additional reporting that the well installation is still not quite complete as issues arose regarding how the pump was fitted in the concrete. Teams are enroute as of April 14th, 2010 to reset the pump to ensure it is installed to the highest possible standards. Having our teams nearby helps to identify these types of issues early so that repairs can be made. Sometimes installations need to be revisited to get them right. And that's really no different than any construction project.
We are particularly excited to learn that the school has already been actively using the now abundant water for crops as well as drinking. This well site will bring not only clean water, but good, inexpensive food! It proves once again that water projects are a foundation for many good things.