Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Aug 2009

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Community Profile

The well at the Khasunire Community in Western Kenya is now complete.

This well is serving 570 people in the community.  The project is
overseen by a water committee of 3 men and 7 women.  Together with the
rest of the community, they raised over $300USD to secure the initial
permits and surveys needed to carry out the project.  They will oversee
it going forward, helping to ensure it's sustainability.

We're just getting started, check back soon!

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.


Gift Date Between 01/15/2009 — 01/26/2009