Funded by Global Water Trust, The Blair Family Foundation, Bob Easter & D Mooers, The Samburu Project drilled and installed a shallow well equipped with a handpump in this community.

    Almost 6 Years after completion 14 May, 2012

    Stephanie Ng's Visit- May 2012

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    When we arrived to Lopesiwo 1 Well, only a few warriours were present. Though they were unable to answer most of our questions, they did tell us that more than 1,000 people benefit from this well and whereas women used to walk at least two hours each day in search of water, it now only takes them 5 minutes to come to the well.

    Thankfully Paul, the person in charge of well maintenance, was accompanying all our visits. He told me that about two weeks ago during this rainy season, there was a big flood. It was at least three feet tall and very powerful. It swept through this entire area. Whereas the well used to have a very durable bush fence encircling it, it was swept away by the flood. Even part of the slab foundation broke off due to the flood.

    On a positive note, Paul said that this is his favorite well because it was one of the first wells drilled but has never had a major issue.

    There was a minor issue a couple of years ago with the rubber but Paul was able to easily fix it. The water volume is incredible; there is a lot of water and you do not need to pump a lot in order for the water to come up.

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    Almost 5 Years after completion 12 Jun, 2011

    June 2011 Update by Paalo Lekuuk

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    Routine visit and well is functional.

    Over 4 Years after completion 26 Feb, 2011

    Kristen Kosinski's Visit - February 2011

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    Below is the information Kristen gathered on this visit:
    -Well was not functioning due to broken rubber (Paul replaced rubber 2.28.11) .
    -Fencing needs to be replaced.
    -Original pump replaced in March 2010.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Jul, 2006 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jul, 2006 Preparation Phase

Funded by Global Water Trust, The Blair Family Foundation, Bob Easter & D Mooers, The Samburu Project drilled and installed a shallow well equipped with a handpump in this community.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community agrees by contract to pay for maintenance costs. Each well committee collects approximately $250 per year for this purpose. In order to ensure well functionality and monitor its use, The Samburu Project spends approximately $160 per year per well. This comes from our general fund which is maintained by individual donations.

Impact

People Impacted: 750

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 750

People Getting Sanitation: 750

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $410

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community agrees by contract to pay for maintenance costs. Each well committee collects approximately $250 per year for this purpose. In order to ensure well functionality and monitor its use, The Samburu Project spends approximately $160 per year per well. This comes from our general fund which is maintained by individual donations.

Funding

funded:
$10,000
Community:
$1,850
Final Cost:
$11,850
edit $13,000:
Anonymous

Plan/Proposal