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: 04/26/2024

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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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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!


53 individual donors
Church of Living Water
Grace Church of Orange