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The Water Project: St. Thomas ACK Church - Lunza -
The Water Project: St. Thomas ACK Church - Lunza -
The Water Project: St. Thomas ACK Church - Lunza -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/29/2019

Project Features

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Community Profile

A new well has just been completed at the St. Thomas ACK Church in
Lunza.  This well is located about 30 km from Kakamega, Kenya.

The well serves the 520 church members in addition to the entire
surrounding community.  The church is a convenient and publicly
accessible location for this well.

In the video, you’ll meet Mildred, a mother of triplets who today is
benefiting from this new, clean and safe source of drinking water.

A water committee of 4 men and 5 women oversee the project and will help ensure its long-term sustainability.

Prior to the well being installed, members of this community walked
at least 2km to a passing stream nearby where the water was neither
clean or safe.


Project Updates

01/17/2011: St. Thomas ACK Community Revisted

Our team recently revisited the St. Thomas ACK water project.  The community was led in a sanitation and hygiene training session and the team later inspected the well installed in 2009.  They discovered that, as with other wells installed by the same team two years ago, this well needed new internal rods to be brought up to our standards.  They began repairs while on site.

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Project Photos

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.


Gift Date Between 05/14/2009 — 06/06/2009

Individual Donations:  May 14th, 2009 - June 6th, 2009
Berryville High School - Berryville, AR
Oregon Episcopal School - Portland, OR

1 individual donors