Registered charity number 1142295

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WellBoring provides water solutions in Kisumu County, and beyond in sub-Saharan Africa. Our projects are described on the projects pages. Our mission is to enable the transformation of rural sub-Saharan African communities by providing long-lasting clean water solutions to school-centred communities. WellBoring is a Charity registered in England and Wales (number 1142295) founded in 2011.

WellBoring was formed when senior engineers Colin Brown and Graeme Vousden visited Kenya on a programme run by Nigel Linacre and his colleague Jefferson Cann. They decided to solve the water problem at Summit Schools, which became WellBoring’s first project. They felt this was the most effective way to transform poor communities.

WellBoring employs a part-time Engineering Project Leader in Kenya, Lucy Njoroge. A Kenyan who is based in Kenya, Lucy is an engineer, speaks five languages and has worked for government water authorities. Colin, Graeme and Nigel volunteer their time as trustees of WellBoring, as does Kevin Wilson, who heads operations. 

WellBoring’s first focus was to ensure our initial projects worked: they did and still do. Now the emphasis is on making the biggest difference with each £ invested. In drought-prone Kenya, the poorest are least likely to have access to clean, safe water, which keeps them in poverty and wastes a third of women’s time in water collection and prevents children, especially girls from attending school because of water collection duties. When the droughts strike they are more likely to lead to famine, which could be prevented by water supply. In the last drought in 2011 the price of maize rose by 85%. A year later 2.2m people were still struggling for food.

All WellBoring's water solutions continue to function. While WellBoring is four years old, our fifteen year old drilling partners in Kisumu County have 100% of their wells in operation. 

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Goats on the farm at Summit Schools

Goats on the farm at Summit Schools

In Class 1

In Class 1

Working late again

Working late again

Lucy standing on the borehole cap

Lucy standing on the borehole cap