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: 03/20/2024

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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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Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!


4 individual donors
Arkansas Walk for Water
Calvary Baptist Church