Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Oct 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 11/02/2022

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Community Profile

This well was originally drilled in early 2009. Unfortunately the team
installed a sub-standard well pump that eventually rusted and fell
apart.  We have taken measures to ensure this never happens again,
including requiring our NGO partner to find a new source of Afri-dev
pumps (the industry standard) and re-training workers.  Our NGO partner
also made staff changes as part of this process.

Our partner reports that…

“This well serves a population of 424 pupils, 13 teachers, 2 subordinate staff members and the community.

The well is currently a jua –kali pump (sub-standard) that needs replacement.  This will require reconstruction of drainage pad.”

A full community report is pending.

Latest Update:

9/27/2010 – Our partner reports that all repairs are complete and the project has been handed over to the community.

They report from the dedication ceremony… (unedited)

“…we arrived at 12.00 noon and found teachers, pupils and the PTA chairman eagerly waiting. We all assembled together on the assembly for an introduction and later marched to the water system.

Speeches were given out by the school headmaster, the head boy and the PTA chairman. Both of them expressed their deep joy saying that the school was now having the potential of doing better in their performances. They thanked the water project for showing more concern and care to their school.”

9/21/2010 – Reconstruction underway

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Project Type

Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.