Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2010

Project Features

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Community Profile

The water project at Lower Kogembo Community is a complete success!  The
well was successfully installed and clean, safe water is serving the

The former water source at Lower Kogembo was a hand
dug well only about 30 feet deep.  It served a community of 400+, and
saline (salty).

Our implementing partner reported...

"The community response was so positive
with joy. The community members promised to do well in their projects
i.e poultry keeping, zero grazing with this new water source near them.
Most of them said they will improve their living standards by the end of
this year using this water. They also promised to provide security for
the pumps maintenance and operation."

A water committee is in place and is well organized.

Our project lead reported that "Lower Kogembo is complete, the cement
works are of a good standard,
and the quality of the water is adequate for all their needs. It was a
real pleasure

to end our site visits yesterday with Lower
kogembo, as this scheme is a great example of community water supply. "

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Project Photos

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.


68 individual donors
New Hope Baptist Church
Camp Yavneh
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
North County Christ The King
Lake Aurora Christian Assembly
Hamilton Baptist Church
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
The University of Montana - Western