KIBEBE

Type of Well: Borehole with Indian Mark II Hand Pump

Approximate Number of People Served: 2500

Location: Kibebe, Tanzania, Africa

Date of Construction: September 2009

Total Depth: 90 meters

Cost: $12,000

Drilling Company Used: Gift of Water, Gift of Life

Water Condition Before And After the Well: The villagers used to get water for their domestic use from hand dug wells which are not a safe source of water, as they are exposed and therefore subject to contamination. 85% of Kibebe residents have been sick due to water related diseases.

After befriending Bibi Aurelia and her family, as well as other members of the community, Tennille and Alexi decided to drill a clean water well in Kibebe. The well has had some complications with parts needing to be replaced in 2014, but E.P.I.C. hired a local team to make sure that it was fixed, so it continues to provide clean water to the community.