Funded by Blue Planet Network, The Samburu Project will drill and install a well in the Golgoltim community.

Narrative

The Lower Sordo Well (D2W6) drilled in 2007 was washed away after a flash flood in May 2012. As nature would have it, since drilling the well in 2007, the river diverted. Over the last couple of years, the community worked tirelessly to protect their well, but unfortunately the flash flood in May was unstoppable. The Samburu Project is committed to providing clean water to this community and therefore we are drilling a well in Golgoltim which is just across the riverbed.

With the well in Lower Sordo gone, the women have to walk three hours each way to find water.

Nine sites were surveyed before finding a viable location.

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Less Than A Minute after completion 10 Jan, 2013

    Construction Complete & Well Pumping Water

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Today, construction was completed on the well and the community is pumping and drinking clean water!

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 10 Jan, 2013 Implementation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 4 Months after start 9 Dec, 2012

    Water Struck at 34 Meters!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After a few days of a broken rig and then drilling, water was struck at 34 meters!

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 1 Day after start 3 Aug, 2012

    Golgoltim is WET

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    It was a much better day for Lucas and Kariuki today as they found a viable site for the Lower Sordo well replacement. After looking surveying 9 sites over 2 days in Lower Sordo and Golgoltim, they were met with success!

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Less Than A Minute after start 2 Aug, 2012

    Lower Sordo is DRYish

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Kariuki and Lucas spent the day in Lower Sordo working diligently to find a site to replace our Lower Sordo well that was washed away earlier this year. Sadly, no site could be found to drill. Tomorrow, they will move across the riverbed to Golgoltim to see if water can be found there.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 2 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 3 Days before start 30 Jul, 2012

    Kariuki Lost in the Bush

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Hydrogeologic surveys were scheduled to begin on July 12th, however, our wonderful hydrogeolgist, Joseph Kariuki, was delayed. He rescheduled to arrive in Wamba on July 22nd, but he has yet to appear. We hope that he has just gotten stuck in the bush on another job. Oftentimes, there is no mobile signal where he works. We will send an update as soon as he surfaces.

Funded by Blue Planet Network, The Samburu Project will drill and install a well in the Golgoltim community.

Narrative

The Lower Sordo Well (D2W6) drilled in 2007 was washed away after a flash flood in May 2012. As nature would have it, since drilling the well in 2007, the river diverted. Over the last couple of years, the community worked tirelessly to protect their well, but unfortunately the flash flood in May was unstoppable. The Samburu Project is committed to providing clean water to this community and therefore we are drilling a well in Golgoltim which is just across the riverbed.

With the well in Lower Sordo gone, the women have to walk three hours each way to find water.

Nine sites were surveyed before finding a viable location.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

A well committee has been created and roles have been established. Once the well has been successfully drilled, the well committee will establish a fund for the well. Every household will contribute an agreed upon amount of money monthly towards well maintenance and management.

Impact

People Impacted: 890

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 890

178 households @ 5 people per house
Data Source: Community Elders & Local Government

School Children Getting Water: 399

Golgoltim Preschools A & B - 119 students
Golgoltim Primary School - 280 students

People Getting Sanitation: 890

Improved sanitation is an ancillary benefit of community water availability.

People Getting Other Benefits: 890

Water is the foundation from which all things grow. The expectation is that this community will receive many benefits beyond access to clean, safe drinking water.

Implementer: Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Funding

Funded:
$14,000
Community:
$1,850
Final Cost:
$16,850

Plan/Proposal