Type of Well: Borehole with Indian Mark II Hand Pump
In Partnership with: HOPe
Approximate Number of People Served: 1000
Location: Ihomasa Village, Tanzania, Africa
Date of Completion: March 2011
Total Depth: 80 meters
Cost: $11,000 USD
Drilling Company Used: Drilling and Dam Construction Agency/ASETS
Water Condition Before And After the Well: People in Ihomasa got their water from 2 sources before the well was drilled. The first source was from hand dug wells, which were holes that were dug in arid, dusty desert-type land. Villagers would wait for hours just to fill one bucket. The other source was from a dirty dam, which was polluted with animal and human feces.
After the well, people in the community have access to clean water, and a boarding school was built close to the well, so the students could also benefit from having close access to clean water.