Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Apr 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 01/11/2023

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports (unedited)...

The project that is proposed is a self help group which is located in Mumias district. The members of this self help group come from very hot and dry environment. During the interview done to one of the group members, she said that water will be very important tool since it will enable them fulfill their dream of beginning up fish farms. The self help group helps the community members by giving them small loans to begin up business. The self help group has a piece of land that can be used for gardening, but it’s not possible to plant vegetables because there is no water for irrigation. The self help group also supports the less fortunate pupils in the neighboring school by paying school fees and other minor needs.

The self help group accesses water from a stream which is a 2 km away. The water from the stream is turbid hence causing recurring problems of typhoid and cholera. The stream is seasonal and does not produce enough water leading to long queuing.

The self help group has a population of 500 members; the neighboring school has a population of 1000 pupils who will be the immediate beneficiaries of the project

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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.