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The Water Project: Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya -
The Water Project: Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya -
The Water Project: Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya -
The Water Project: Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya -
The Water Project: Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Apr 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 11/04/2022

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Community Profile

A new well is now operational at Nabongo Primary School.

This school serves 1,630 Pupils with 57 staff members.

The school children used to gather water from a small stream which is contaminated with raw sewage and by latrines close to the stream. The stream is also contaminated by people bathing in it. The stream dries up during the dry seasons.

The new hand pump will be managed by the school project management team which is already in place.

Our implementing partner reported that…

“The school’s response was so positive and with joy. The students promised to do well in their studies with this new water source near them. Most of them said they will be best positions in their end year exams. They were happy that their level of hygiene has been enhanced. They are very thankful to the Water Project.”

Our partner’s hygiene and sanitation manager said “The school has enough latrines for boys and girls. The latrines are washed by a man who is employed by the school management. The school compound is cleaned up by pupils. At least all children don’t go bare foot in the latrines. The school has the correct disposal for rubbish. On my visit, I taught the pupils about their body hygiene and encouraged them to maintain it.”


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Project Updates

Drilling complete in Nabongo


Drilling began this week at the Nabongo School. Our team sent along these pictures.

They found water at 16 meters and drilled to 21 meters.

The borehole is now drilled and cased, cement works complete and it is curing at present. The Afridev handpump has been purchased and is awaiting installation.

Sanitation training at Nabongo


Our team in Kakamega was out recently with the students at the Nabongo Primary School preparing them for their upcoming well project.

Before a well is constructed, our partners spend time training the community or school in proper sanitation and hygiene.

Teaching why dirty water makes one sick is an important part of the process.

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.


4 individual donors
Arkansas Walk for Water
Calvary Baptist Church