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Miumbuni (Musalaani), Kenya

Miumbuni is a community made up of 2,500 people, mainly populated with older adults and children, who attend the nearby primary school. The community of Miumbuni has suffered greatly from chronic waterborne illnesses due to the lack of clean drinking water.

Previously, the only available drinking water in the nearby area was from a man-made dam where the water is not treated or boiled. When our team visited Miumbuni in February 2018, we watched as the school children filled up their jerry cans in the dirty pond at the dam after school (seen in this image).

The only semi-clean drinking water that ever became available to this community was the little rainwater catchment they collect during the rainy season, which is also used untreated.

Well Aware broke ground on a new, sustainable water well in Miumbuni in November 2018. The project is continuing to be built out, and the community is hopeful for their future. When asked about their feelings on the new well, the kids proclaimed "no more pond water!"

Project Date: November 2018