Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/09/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

Updated with new photos 12/31/2009

A new well is now under construction complete in
the community of Sokone in Western Kenya.  This well will serve the
community of about 600 people and a local school.

Sokone is about 20km from Kakamega in the Central Butsatso Area.
Previously, the community fetched water from a stream about 2km away.
It, like most streams, is unprotected and shared by livestock.  The
water is not safe.


The community has mobilized a water committee of 2 men and 5 women
who together with the village have collected the $300USD needed for the
initial surveys and permits.

In the video here, a woman from the community demonstrates what fetching water is was like for hundreds of women in this community.

 

Project Updates


01/18/2011: Sokone Well Revisited and Repaired

Our team recently stopped by the Sokone Well Project, originally installed in 2009.  They spent some time walking the community through a sanitation and hygiene training session.  They also inspected the well and discovered it required new rods to be brought up to our standards.  They began the repair process while they were on site.


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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.



Sponsors

Individuals:
Gift Date Between 06/08/2009 — 06/28/2009

Groups:
Wiese Planning – St. Louis, MO
St. Matthias High School – Downey, CA
St. Thomas Aquinas School – Monterey Park, CA
Elgin Academy – Elgin, IL
Mira Loma H.S. Recycling Club – Sacramento, CA
Morey Middle School – Denver, CO
Delta Sigma Theta
Fort Washington Alumni Chapter – Temple Hills, MD

Kingston Road Baptist Church
Plymouth Heights CRC