Funded by The Kosinski Family, The Perri Family, & Waz, The Samburu Project drilled and installed a shallow well equipped with a handpump in this community.

Narrative

The walk used to be 12-15 km and now it takes 10 minutes. People use the water for drinking, cooking, washing, livestock, bathing, to mix with pesticide and to kill ticks. Their newly acquired free time allows them to look after livestock, to market to sell livestock, and fetch and sell firewood.

    Stephanie Ng ( The Samburu Project ) Almost 5 Years after completion 14 May, 2012

    Stephanie Ng's Visit- May 2012

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    When we arrived at the well no one was present. We verified the GPS coordinates and checked the condition of the well. The well has been working and Paul said there has not been a problem with it in all his visits. The well is located in a fairly secluded area with a lot of trees shading the spot. You can tell that the community has tried to upkeep the fence and there is fencing (though sparse in some areas) all around the well.

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    Heidi Sheppard ( The Samburu Project ) Almost 4 Years after completion 17 Jun, 2011

    June 2011 Update by Paalo Lekuuk

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Routine visit and well is functional.

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Over 3 Years after completion 27 Feb, 2011

    Kristen Kosinski's Visit - February 2011

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    • Greatest well visited!!!
    • Very thankful for fresh water. The water was delicious.
    • No fencing around well. They promised to have it fenced in 2 days. This needs to be confirmed!
    • They used to drink from the same holes as elephants and didn’t realize it was the water that was making them so sick.
    • This well has never had any breakages. We discussed with the community the need to prepare for future breakages.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Jul, 2007 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jul, 2007 Preparation Phase

Funded by The Kosinski Family, The Perri Family, & Waz, The Samburu Project drilled and installed a shallow well equipped with a handpump in this community.

Narrative

The walk used to be 12-15 km and now it takes 10 minutes. People use the water for drinking, cooking, washing, livestock, bathing, to mix with pesticide and to kill ticks. Their newly acquired free time allows them to look after livestock, to market to sell livestock, and fetch and sell firewood.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The entire community and elders are responsible for the well. They raised money to add a twig fence. 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.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Broke once because the rubber wore out. It took one week to be repaired because they needed to get the rubber parts from Wamba. It was fixed by someone trained within the community.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Community needs a water trough for the well.

Impact

People Impacted: 2000

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 2000

The main objective of the project is to provide clean, safe drinking water.

People Getting Sanitation: 2000

Improved sanitation has been an ancillary benefit of community water availability

People Getting Other Benefits: 2000

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The entire community and elders are responsible for the well. They raised money to add a twig fence. 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:
$10,500
Community:
$1,850
Final Cost:
$12,350
$13,000:
Anonymous

Plan/Proposal