Registered charity number 1142295

Projects / An End to Typhoid at Ranjira

Completed September 2016

Ranjira is a 4-year old secondary school 2 that relies upon unsafe water from nearby hand-dug shallow wells. Situated 2 kilometers from the Kisumu-Nairobi Highway, pupils fetch water from the seasonal Ombeyi River in the rainy season, but it is still a 3.5 kilometer walk away, and anyway it may be unsafe. So typhoid is a major problem for the 240-odd children and teachers, and local inhabitants.

The arrival of the borehole that is just completed will lead to a drastic fall in the level of disease and an increase in attendance and enrolment, which will increase further with the start of year 5 in the school’s 5th year. The school has understandably been struggling with its academic performance and this is expected to change in the coming years, when pupils and teachers are neither ill nor thirsty. 

Drilling can be a muddy business

Drilling can be a muddy business