Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump


Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Aug 2009

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Community Profile

This project was one of four wells built in the Kendu Bay area of Kenya.  Local community leaders have since contacted us to express their deep gratitude for these new wells.

At some of the sites, it had been common in the past for people to fight over access to even dirty water.  Today, that no longer seems to be an issue.

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Project Type

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!


Gift Date Between October — November