Silanga is a community located in north-east Nairobi County. Home to over 10,000 residents, this community relies on unpredictable municipal water sources that are often unavailable or unsafe to consume. There are currently no publicly accessible wells for families in this area. Most walk as far as two to three miles to unreliable water sources like streams or open pit wells or they have to spend hard earned money to buy water. An electric powered, deep-bore well would make a life changing impact in the community and schools of this area.
Project Cost: $27,000
Impact: 10,000+ people, 3 public schools
A 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.