Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Aug 2010

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Community Profile

A new well will be provided to this primary school near Kakamega, Kenya.

The students currently access water from a river, nearly 4km away.  This water source is contaminated by sewage and by cattle that also drink from the same river. The students and teachers spoke of recent typhoid outbreaks and regular stomach ailments.

The new water source will serve both the school and local community.  The school management committee will oversee the project.

Latest Update:

8/12/2010 Pump Installation - Pictures Added
7/23/2010 Drilling in Progress - Picture Added

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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.


3 individual donors
First Christian Church
Eastern Primary School
Chadwick School