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Total funding goal: $3,000

Total funding to date: $3,035

Remaining goal: $-35

Total Donors: 43

Well Aware

Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2006 to provide life-saving water for those who have none. We are a grassroots group reaching out globally for a solution to the suffering caused by water scarcity in parts of East Africa. Well Aware: Where there's a will, there's a well!

www.wellawareworld.org

Project start date: 03/01/2012

Project completion date: 12/31/2012

Rainwater Collection, Purification and Storage at Rural Kenyan Primary School, Mutaki



Kooi, Kenya

Well Aware, in partnership with the Nobelity Project, supported the building of multiple rain water collection and storage tanks with solar-powered UV purification systems. These efforts will provide clean drinking water for the Mutaki Primary school in Kooi, Kenya, reaching nearly 500 people. In a second funding and building phase, The Nobelity Project recently added an additional classroom. In turn, Well Aware and Nobelity will be adding another, larger water storage tank to accommodate the larger student body through the dry season.





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Project Milestones

  1. Provide funds for the electrical hookup to provide power for the UV filtration system and school computers: $250.00 USD
  2. Equip school with UV filtration system: $1,250.00
  3. Construct pipelines, infrastructure, and provide 1,000 liter storage tank to collect and distribute the clean water: 2,000.00 USD
Community Assistance with Cooperating Partner, The Nobelity Project


Background

The village of Kooi, Kenya is located approximately 125 kilometers east of Nairobi. Without reliable rainfall and little industry, the community is poor and the residents have few opportunities for improving their economic status.  In addition to subsistence farming some residents quarry the slopes of the hills for gravel to sell. Over the past few years Kooi has been hard hit by the AIDS epidemic and many children have been left orphaned in the care of their aging grandmothers. This situation often leads to the children taking over household responsibilities of gathering water and firewood, walking long distances (up to 1-3 km in each direction) multiple times per day to provide for their families and because access to clean water is limited (and for most families cost prohibitive) outbreaks of water borne illnesses such as typhoid are commonplace.

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