Type of Well: Borehole with Indian Mark II Hand Pump
Approximate Number of People Served: 1000
Location: Wendyrayna Secondary School, Ugele, Tanzania, Africa
Date of Completion: March 2011
Total Depth: 100 meters
Cost: $13,000 USD
Drilling Company Used: Drilling and Dam Construction Agency/ASETS
Water Condition Before And After the Well: Residents of Ugele used hand dug wells as their primary source of water. Access to water was so bad that when we arrived on scene, there was a line of 15 buckets waiting to be filled by one small puddle of water that was discovered. Ugele is primarily a farming community and the lack of access to water affected not only their health but the livelihood of their crops and therefore their income.
The reception we received after the completion of the drilling of the well was so heartwarming, as the community was truly in desperate need of having access to clean water. Our Hygiene and Sanitation Education Program for the children and adults was extremely well received by all. Since the drilling of the well, the overall health and wellbeing of the community has improved, and children are no longer suffering from water-borne diseases and dehydration.