Drilled in honor of Adam Bluestone, The Samburu Project drilled and installed a shallow well equipped with a handpump in this community.

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) About 4 Years after completion 5 Sep, 2012

    Rainy Day Visit

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We stopped by this well with our team. It was quiet due to the rain. Sadly the fencing that had been there during my visit earlier in the year was gone. One of the most beautiful things at this well was a bright yellow flower coming up from the ground. It is always wonderful to be reminded of the lives our wells sustain.

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    Bob Falkenberg About 4 Years after completion 16 Aug, 2012

    Bob Falkenberg's June Visit

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Along with Lucas and my family, I visited Lesinigran Well and had the opportunity to interview local community members who were nearby. The well was very busy today and in constant use, with more than a dozen women coming through in an hours time.

    Before this well, women and children had to walk eight hours round trip to find water. Now, it takes them less than ten minutes to arrive at the well. With the time saved, the women have more time to look after their livestock and children. The women seem content spending more time at home with their children. They use the water mainly for drinking, cooking, washing clothes and utensils, and for making bricks that are used in construction building.

    In terms of the physical condition of the well, there is a rubber piece that is faulty and needs to be replaced; I was informed that the replacement part has already been ordered. Lucas has made a temporary fix and the well is functional with some effort. There is bush fencing around the well but animals can still sneak through the wooden log opening. While we were there, we witnessed the community members actively keeping an eye on their livestock and preventing them from entering the well site.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Aug, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Aug, 2008 Preparation Phase

Drilled in honor of Adam Bluestone, 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

School Children Getting Water: 100

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:
$12,500
Community:
$1,850
Final Cost:
$14,350
$13,000:
Anonymous

Plan/Proposal