Marani is a town in the county of Kissii located in western Kenya. Home to a little over 3,000 people, 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 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 be absolutely life changing to the community and schools of Marani.
Project Cost: $27,000
Impact: 3,000+ people, 3 secondary schools and 1 primary school
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.