Ebate is a town in the county of Kissii located roughly 230 miles west of Nairobi. Home to 2,300 residents, this arid area experiences unpredictable rain seasons leaving the residents will little options for water. There are currently no publicly accessible wells for families. Most walk as far as two to three miles to unreliable water sources like streams or open pit wells. These sources often run dry or become contaminated. A solar powered, deep-bore well would make a life changing impact in the community and schools of Ebate.
Project Cost: $27,000
Impact: 2,300+ people, 3 public schools
A solar powered deep-bore well pulls fresh, safe, consistent water from the ground.
A reliable water source means residents can spend more time developing agriculture, building a business and taking care of their families. Studies have shown that in communities with reliable water sources, school attendance and overall student performance increases.
These wells eliminate the need for residents to get water from dangerous sources that can lead to typhoid, cholera and other life threatening diseases.