Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program:

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Aug 2009

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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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

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.



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Gift Date Between 10/28/2008 — 11/11/2008