Angaza Nursery School Well and Handwashing Station Project – Kenya

Tindinyo, Mokwo, Kapkangani, Kapsabet, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Community Description
Tindinyo is a small rural village in North Rift Valley Province located off the Kapsabet-Chavakali tarmac, just outside of the beautiful Kakamega Forest. The majority of the community is of the Luhya tribe and earns a living through farming.

The community uses local rivers and streams as their main water source during the dry season, from October to March. However, this water is often contaminated and contributes to the high occurrence of typhoid and gastro-intestinal problems, both of which greatly affect children under the age of 5.

Angaza Charity Organization is a community-based organization that was started by 17 members of the village to help support the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the area. They since established the Angaza Children’s Centre, which offers free nursery school education to local OVC.

While the nursery school has provided clean, permanent latrines for the children, there is no readily available water source on or near the compound.

The group pays to have water brought to the compound from a stream about 2 km away each morning to provide cooking and drinking water for the children. Due to the difficulty and cost of obtaining water for the nursery school, hand washing is infrequent for the children and the staff.

Project Description
This project is to dig a 40-foot-deep borehole in the nursery school compound. In addition, a handwashing station will be built.

A secure cover for the well will be constructed (which will remain locked when not in use) to ensure the safety of the children on the compound and control the sanitation of the water.

Members of Angaza Charity Organization will supervise the construction of the borehole as well as provide transportation of materials and food for the workers digging the well.

The handwashing station will be located next to the latrines and consist of a 50-liter water tank fixed with a small tap. The tank will be placed on a small table to be provided by the school. Posters on proper handwashing will be posted outside the latrines as well as in each of the classrooms.

Teachers at the nursery school will monitor the handwashing station to ensure the water tank is always filled. The school will also provide the soap supply for the station.

Project funds will be used to pay the well diggers, provide the materials for construction, and purchase the water tank.

Project Impact
42 pupils, 17 Angaza members, and 8 neighboring households will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kaylan Buendia

This project will provide a long-lasting, safe, convenient, water supply for the children attending the school. The neighboring families will also have access to the borehole. It will eliminate the use of contaminated water and thereby reduce waterborne illness

The permanent handwashing station next to the latrines will also have a large health impact, reducing fecal-oral transfer.

The project has an extremely high impact on the funds expended and is being implemented to serve for many years to come.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative, with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Kaylan Buendia.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Kaylan of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.