Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Dec 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 03/17/2020

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Community Profile

Drilling is complete and a new pump has been installed at the Mutsembi/Shiloh Nursery School in Western
Kenya.  Water is flowing!

This nursery school serves 35 very young children directly and the larger community of over 300.

Before this well was installed, the children only had access to water which was over 2km away.  A small stream provided water that was neither safe or clean.  Now the school has the water they need to cook and clean for the students and to provide for their families.

This project was long delayed.  We began work in this area last year.  The original implementing crew was not able to complete the project.  They were released.  Our new team returned to the site and re-assesed the project.  A rig was hired to penetrate the rock layers and the result is an excellent supply of water for this deserving school.

This work is difficult and we don’t always hit the mark on the first try.  We’re so thankful for our committed donors who provide the resources we need to get the job done right.

The next update will follow the dedication and handing over ceremony.

Additional Donors:

Federal City Alumnae Chapter – Delta Sigma Theta
Lumpkin County Middle School
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Gilbert Middle School FCCL

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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.


19 individual donors
The Genesis Group
Illuminate Photography