We have just finished wells in Bingwa and Rongo, Kenya. These wells will provide water for a health clinic and primary school and all the community and surrounding villages. We also finished at Kidzumbani at a primary school, Mbeere, and Kisumu near Mombasa. We are very pleased are the rate in which we are drilling wells with our revolutionary Village Drill. Please visit http://villagedrill.com/ for more information on this inspired human powered drill.
The community in Rongo were so desperate for clean water that they were hand digging a borehole. This is such a dangerous feat. Cave ins and loss of life are common with hand digging. The community in Bingwa was using a rain catchment system which worked in the rainy season but not in the dry season. The rain catchment system would collect water from the roof which was often contaminated with bird and animal feces. Now both of these groups have a clean water well thanks to our community of supporters and people like you!
Provide a Well for Bodo Primary School in Kwale, Kenya
Here is a great success story. The Bodo school in Kenya had no clean water on site. They relied on catching and storing rain water which often did not get them through the dry season. One of our Village Drill crews dug a well for this school in 2020. The teachers at the school and community were so excited to have water, they did not wait for the pump to be installed. They started gathering clean water while the workers were still finishing the well. This is the impact donations make in the lives of everyday people.
UPDATE SPRING 2021. WHOlives visited this beautiful school in February 2021. We found that the clean water is having a huge impact on hygiene at the school. We also found that the water is slightly too salty to be safely used for drinking. We are committed to helping this school further with a salt water filter.
Feb 19, 2021
Wells are under way
By Nicci Renouard - Public Relations Director
February 2021. We have a group in Kenya that are training new in country drill teams and making partnerships with local schools and communities. They are very busy visiting completed boreholes and making site visits to new locations.Our incountry drill teams show communities how they can fund their own boreholes. WHOlives matches a donor with a project and secures a downpayment, which the community then pays back. The borehole is finished with a handpump the is electric, solar, or manual. Your support is needed to reach our goal. We may have a new record for a Village Drill reaching an aquifer - in 24 hours! Stay tuned for updates!