This project will drill two boreholes and build two wells to bring clean, safe water to the Yimbo community in the Bondo District of Nyanza Province, Kenya. The project includes hydrological surveys to determine the best location for the well. It will also provide pumping and filtration systems as well as a reliable power source. We plan to complement the project with basic health and sanitation training, including having chlorination treatment available at the well site.
Only about 8 out of 100 people in the Yimbo area have access to safe piped water. Yet research shows that water infrastructure investment can cut contamination of unprotected public sources by as much as 66%, which in turn would lower the incidence of diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera. The Yimbo area lacks the infrastructure necessary to provide the clean water that would help mitigate such waterborne health problems. This project would benefit between 850 and 1,000 children and adults.
The project will build the infrastructure necessary to provide a reliable and protected source of clean and safe water to the villages in the Yimbo area.
The project will reduce the incidence of waterborne disease throughout most of the Yimbo area. Healthier parents can better provide for their children, and healthier children can better learn in the new school built by Friends of Yimbo in 2009.
Friends of Yimbo website