Funded by Jacky Falkenberg's Walk for Water, The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Sionta Community.

Narrative

This community has no water within their reach. They currently travel 8 km to get water. A well in Sionta will drastically reduce the time women spend in search of water. It will reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and give women enough time for other productive business.

This community is particularly interested in starting a horticultural project as soon as the well is drilled and equipped. Lucas found the community to be incredibly cooperative, organized with an existing merry go round scheme for loans and ambitious.

Six sites were surveyed before Kariuki found a viable well site.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 13 Jan, 2013 Implementation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 5 Months after start 12 Jan, 2013

    Under Construction

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Lucas spent the day in Sionta overseeing well construction. The community will soon be drinking clean water!

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 4 Months after start 12 Dec, 2012

    Water Struck at 31 Meters!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    On the first day of well drilling, water was struck at 31 meters!

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Less Than A Minute after start 6 Aug, 2012

    Sionta = WATER

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    It's a mystery to us how just a slight change in location can prove to find successful well sites! A long conversation with Kariuki would likely leave you feeling confused but definitely more informed as to how hydrogeology works. Truly amazing.

    After surveying six locations in Sionta, Kariuki found a viable site.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 6 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 1 Day before start 5 Aug, 2012

    Koiting = NO WATER

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After surveying 5 sites, Kariuki was unable to find a viable location for a well in Koiting. Tomorrow, they will move across the road to Sionta in hopes of better luck.

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 7 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 Jacky Falkenberg's Walk for Water, The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Sionta Community.

Narrative

This community has no water within their reach. They currently travel 8 km to get water. A well in Sionta will drastically reduce the time women spend in search of water. It will reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and give women enough time for other productive business.

This community is particularly interested in starting a horticultural project as soon as the well is drilled and equipped. Lucas found the community to be incredibly cooperative, organized with an existing merry go round scheme for loans and ambitious.

Six sites were surveyed before Kariuki found a viable well site.

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: 790

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 790

107 households @ 5 people per house
255 students from Sionta Primary
Data Source: Community Elders & Local Government

School Children Getting Water: 340

Sionta Primary School - 340 students
Approximately 25% of the students come from the Sionta Community, the rest are boarders from other communities.
This raises the population of people getting water and other resources by 255 during school.

People Getting Sanitation: 790

Improved sanitation is an ancillary benefit of community water availability.

People Getting Other Benefits: 535

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.

Funding

Funded:
$15,000
Community:
$1,850
Final Cost:
$16,850

Plan/Proposal