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The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -
The Water Project: Musungururu Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 10/03/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

Construction is complete on the Musungururu Community Well.

Our drilling partner reported,  “The beneficiaries welcomed their
new water source with joy and thanked God for answering their prayer
of clean and safe water. They promised to ask blessings from God for
whoever donated towards this well.”

This community is located in the Central Butsotso Location in Western Kenya, near Kakamega.

The water project serves about 740 people in
the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 3 men and 7
women was formed and the community contributed about $300USD
to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The previous water source is an unprotected spring about 4km from the community.  The water quality of the spring is very poor, but the community now has safe, clean water source.

Project Updates


01/17/2011: Musungururu Revisted

Our team recently conducted an updated hygiene and sanitation training
session in the Musungururu Community.  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 were carried out during the visit.


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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.



Sponsors

Groups:

Ames High School - Ames, IA
St. Andrews Episcopal School - Potomac, MD
Hope International University - POL4200 Class
Seoul American Middle School
Nathalie S. & Fleming College - Orangeville, ON
Paul & Cathy L. - NC


1 individual donors
Ames High School