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The Water Project: Kimira -
The Water Project: Kimira -
The Water Project: Kimira -
The Water Project: Kimira -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2009

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/17/2012

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Community Profile

The community leaders in Kendu Bay
report that clean, safe and good tasting water is now flowing to
somewhere close to 1,840 people.

The people their have been celebrating these wells and are extremely happy to have access to clean water!

At long last, pictures are trickling in from the Kendu Bay wells.  The first to make it are from the Kimira Well site.

Here you can see a bit of the drilling and casing process.  You can
also meet just a few of the students from the Primary School who were
watching as the bore hole was being dug.

We're just getting started, check back soon!


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

Individuals:
Gift Date Between 07/31/2008 — 10/31/2008

Groups:

Millville Baptist Church - N.B., Canada
First Covenant Church - Iron Mountain, MI
Summit United Methodist Church - Erie, PA