Funded by Ryan’s Well Foundation/Rally4Life , The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Nairisha community.

Narrative

Access to clean water is a big challenge for this community. They walk up to 4 kms each day in search of water. Children, especially girls, do not attend school because they follow their mothers in search of water.

With a well, the women will have enough time to do other economically sound businesses. There will be reduced cases of waterborne diseases. Water from the well will be used for both domestic and livestock usage.

There is a well a Sere Olipi Primary School that The Samburu Project drilled in 2011 that this community can access, however, it is estimated that 5,000 people are taking from this well daily. In 2011, The Samburu Project also drilled another well in Nairisha, however this well is too salty for human consumption. Instead it is being used for livestock and therefore highly valued and important to the people in the community.

The leaders from the Sere Olipi Community invited Lucas to a meeting a the chief's office while he was in Nairisha. They requested an additional well to be placed in Sere Olipi Trading Centre to ease the pressure on the Sere Olipi Primary School well. After Lucas deliberated with Kariuki, they felt that this was a genuine request.

Over two days, six sites were surveyed before finding a viable location.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Dec, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 4 Months after start 12 Dec, 2012

    Construction Complete & Well Pumping Water

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Today, construction was completed on the well. The community is now pumping and enjoying clean water!

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 3 Months after start 21 Nov, 2012

    Water Struck at 67 Meters!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After days in the mud, drilling finally begin in Nairisha and water was struck at 67 meters!

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 3 Months after start 20 Nov, 2012

    Truck STUCK!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After successfully completing drilling at Sere Olipi Trading Centre, the rig began making its way to Nairisha. Unfortunately, they have spent two days stuck in the mud! Adventures in well drilling...

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 1 Day after start 21 Aug, 2012

    Nairisha = WATER

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After two days and surveying six locations, Kariuki found a viable well site in Nairisha.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 20 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 21 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 Ryan’s Well Foundation/Rally4Life , The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Nairisha community.

Narrative

Access to clean water is a big challenge for this community. They walk up to 4 kms each day in search of water. Children, especially girls, do not attend school because they follow their mothers in search of water.

With a well, the women will have enough time to do other economically sound businesses. There will be reduced cases of waterborne diseases. Water from the well will be used for both domestic and livestock usage.

There is a well a Sere Olipi Primary School that The Samburu Project drilled in 2011 that this community can access, however, it is estimated that 5,000 people are taking from this well daily. In 2011, The Samburu Project also drilled another well in Nairisha, however this well is too salty for human consumption. Instead it is being used for livestock and therefore highly valued and important to the people in the community.

The leaders from the Sere Olipi Community invited Lucas to a meeting a the chief's office while he was in Nairisha. They requested an additional well to be placed in Sere Olipi Trading Centre to ease the pressure on the Sere Olipi Primary School well. After Lucas deliberated with Kariuki, they felt that this was a genuine request.

Over two days, six 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: 750

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 750

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

School Children Getting Water: 81

Nairisha Preschool - 81 students

People Getting Sanitation: 750

Improved sanitation is an ancillary benefit of community water availability.

People Getting Other Benefits: 750

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:
$1,650

Plan/Proposal