Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jun 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/26/2023

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Community Profile

This new well serves nearly 600 people in the surrounding community from the grounds of St. James ACK Church near Kakamega.

This community formerly collected water from a muddy and contaminated stream about 5km away (seen below).

A water committee is in place to manage the project long term.  Our implementing team will also be ensuring that sanitation and hygiene training is made 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.


41 individual donors
Spode Elementary School