In Maracha, many Families, children and villagers, specifically women, always spend hours walking to locations miles away in order to bring water for home. Even more so when we experience massive droughts. The goal of this project is to put in borehole wells in five sub-counties. Therefore the creation of a borehole well will put a clean, sustainable source of water in close proximity to approximately 4,000 beneficiaries
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Maracha is surrounded by the rivers from the mountain and those which pour to river Nile, some other parts which are not near the river, people in that area fetch water from the trench and water in these trenches is not safe reason being that this water is being used by both people and animals which leads to an outbrake of diseases in the area. Women and children spend hours walking to locations miles away in order to fetch water for household needs,even more when we experience massive droughts.
How will this project solve this problem?
GHOM is appealing for a borehole for this community, because if a deep water well borehole is drilled, its a cost effective solution to the problem. According to the earlier study about the village, it has a rich underground water source. The team estimated that a bore hole can produce over 2,000 litres of water per hour, this can at least serve 800 households the entire day. Boreholes are maintained and well serviced, they are good and long lasting.
Potential Long Term Impact
Overall goal and objective of intervention, Maracha community lays in a down hill area, so the down pours from up hills always carry lots of diseases into the open wells they already have, so having a borehole will not only provide safe clean water to the villagers but also save them from diseases.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.