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The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kimangeti Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/06/2018

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Community Profile

Update: April 4-26-2010  Our partner revisited this site and reports the well is in excellent condition.  New pictures are posted below.

A new well is now complete at the Kimangeti Secondary School.

This community is located in the Kabras West Location in Western Kenya, about 34km from Kakamega.

The water project at this very large schoolserves about 1,520 students and a total of 1,800 people in the surrounding area.

A water committee consisting of 9 men and 3 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

Theformer water source was an unprotected and collapsing hand dug well that was inadequate and of poor water quality due to its age.

Project Updates


01/17/2011: Kimangeti School Revisited

Our team recently conducted an updated hygiene and sanitation training session at the Kimangeti School.  They inspected the well, which was in generally good condition, but they still determined the rods should be upgraded to ensure they last as long as possible.  Well repairs have been scheduled.


The Water Project : community-education-in-progress-at-kimanget-sec-school


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.



Sponsors

Groups:
Mats H. - Sweden
Faith Lutheran Church - Rochester, NY