Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jun 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 05/02/2023

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Community Profile

This new well project serves an orphanage of 50+ children and also provides water to the surrounding community of over 1,000 people.

The former source of water for these children was an unreliable and unprotected spring about 1km away (seen below).  The spring is flooded and dirty when it rains and dries up in the dry season.  It is also a very congested water source, which indicates the need for clean, safe water in this area.

Our team has established that a water committee is in place and very active in the upcoming project.  They plan to collect a small fee for use of this water point so that the project can be maintained in the long term.  Our implementing team is also working with the committee to ensure proper sanitation and hygiene training is available.

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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.


53 individual donors
Church of Living Water
Grace Church of Orange