Location: Ntiyange Village – Rohno Rowe Baptist School
District: Kuria West
Country: Bugumbe North, Kenya
Population (est): 600
GPS coordinates: S01.11935 E034.54617
Summary of Community Situation: According to Hydrating Humanity’s recent visual assessment of this area, confirmed through studies cited by the Kuria Ministry of Water personnel, less than 20% of the homes practice improved sanitation aka pit latrines. (i.e. outhouse use). The introduction of improved water is a major motivator for improved sanitation in the developing world. A village that has no hope of access to safe water will rarely show concern for managing human waste. Water is first. This school has never had access to clean safe water.
Currently villagers bathe and wash clothes in the e-coli ridden stream located nearby. Men have been observed driving their livestock to drink from the same. Livestock usually defecate in their watering holes as a practice.
Summary of Water Solution: The aquifer has been captured at about 50’ below grade and the well shaft is approximately I meter across and lined with solid concrete walls. A 9-inch concrete pad will be poured with a galvanized Afridev Hand Pump using all stainless steel parts.
Summary of Sustainability Profile: The school will receive hygiene training by Hydrating Humanity’s Social Workers and our local water technicians who are on staff in the Bukira East area will service the pump.
Summary of Cost Per Person: The cost of this concrete lined traditional hand pump well is $6000, which is $10 per person given this school’s population of 600. Currently this school does not have a safe water source at all. The student population will likely double soon after this well is installed reducing the cost to $5 per person.