Funded by Woodside Wishing Well, The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Nakwamuru Community .

Narrative

This community has no water source within their reach. Currently they travel to Laresoro Stream about 7 kms away which takes a 2.5 hours to walk there. Women walk for long distances to get water. They scoop water along dry river beds. This water is dirty and contaminated hence causing waterborne diseases.

With a well, women will have enough time to venture into economically sound activities. There will be a significant reduction in waterborne diseases and back problems. The water from the well will be used for farming, drinking, cooking and livestock.

Four sites were surveyed before finding a viable location.

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 5 Months after completion 13 May, 2013

    Hygiene & Sanitation Workshop

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Now that Lucas has his new car, he is visiting our new well communities this week for Hygiene and Sanitation workshops. 1st stop - the Lerata B, Nakwamuru and Lolgerdad community representatives met at Lerata B.

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    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Less Than A Minute after completion 7 Dec, 2012

    Construction Complete & Well Pumping Water

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Today, well construction is complete and the community is enjoying clean, safe drinking water!

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 7 Dec, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 3 Months after start 14 Nov, 2012

    Water Struck at 45 Meters!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Water was struck at 45 meters in Nakwamuru! Pictures and completion forthcoming. Stay tuned!!!

    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) Less Than A Minute after start 10 Aug, 2012

    Nakwamuru = WATER

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    After surveying four locations, Kariuki found a viable well site in Nakwamuru.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 10 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase
    Kristen Kosinski ( The Samburu Project ) 11 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 Woodside Wishing Well, The Samburu Project will drill and install a shallow well equipped with a handpump in the Nakwamuru Community .

Narrative

This community has no water source within their reach. Currently they travel to Laresoro Stream about 7 kms away which takes a 2.5 hours to walk there. Women walk for long distances to get water. They scoop water along dry river beds. This water is dirty and contaminated hence causing waterborne diseases.

With a well, women will have enough time to venture into economically sound activities. There will be a significant reduction in waterborne diseases and back problems. The water from the well will be used for farming, drinking, cooking and livestock.

Four 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.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

There is insecurity in the area due to tension between the Samburu and Turkana communities. Two days before site selection, the Turkana warriors came at night and stole 250 cows from the Samburu. In retaliation, the Samburu warriors went to the Turkana community and took an unconfirmed number of cattle, camels and goats.

Despite the tensions between the Turkana and Samburu, our team got a warm welcome,

Impact

People Impacted: 600

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 600

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

School Children Getting Water: 81

Nakwamuru Preschool - 81 students

People Getting Sanitation: 600

Improved sanitation is an ancillary benefit of community water availability.

People Getting Other Benefits: 600

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