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Building a drinking water well in Kenya

2019.08.16 //

The Barceló Foundation and the Heat and Coffee Association join efforts to build a 150-meter-deep well and supply ingesterating drinking water to the towns of Amakuriat, Napodo and Nawilap.

Water scarcity is one of the most serious problems in the Rift Valley region. Its only rains for 2 months a year and the water is not drinkable, therefore, the intake of it causes a myriad of diseases especially in children, causin even infant mortality.

For this reason, the Barceló Foundation decided to finance the drilling of the well. In addition to the excavation, the project has also envisaged the installation of solar photovoltaic plates to power the water extraction pump, the construction of a lifting tower and a base to store two tanks of 2.500 liters of water each of them, the installation of a fence to fence the land, a door to restrict access and, finally, the creation of a trough for cattle.

It is estimated that 29.000 individuals of the Kopot ethnic group will benefit from the project, in addition to 2 schools and 2 nurseries in the Amakuriat area.

The Heat and Coffee Association has been working in water, education and health projects for more than 17 years in north of Kenya. It is estimated that their wells give life to 30 communities.