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Projects / Drilling Works at Onongno School

Completed November 2015

A rough dirt track of a couple of miles takes you from the market centre at Korowe to Onongno School in western Kenya. In the rainy season it turns to mud and the school pupils use foot paths, not that you may recognise them as such. Most of the local population are engaged in subsistence farming, which they call “small gardening”.

For many years, the community have had to walk several miles to access water from the seasonal Miriu stream, a tributary of the Ombeyi river which originates in the Okana swamp, carrying the water back in jerry cans on their heads. During the dry seasons they depend on some unprotected hand dug wells that are unsafe. The area has loose black cotton soil that often caves in.

Thanks to the generosity of the donors who supported the WellBoring concert, the singers who sang pictured above, and the work of the drilling team the borehole is now working. Onongno has clean water for this school-based community, bringing health to more schoolchildren, teachers and members of the community. 

A Borehole arrives at Onongno School