One of the greatest needs in developing countries is a reliable source of clean drinking water. Filthy surface water drawn from streams or ponds creates substantial health issues – especially water-borne diseases and parasites. After a survey of a rural area in Kenya, a health worker there stated; “One-hundred percent of the children in this village have parasites. And nearly all of them have chronic low-grade malaria.” Today there is hope and health in that village. It came in the form of a water well that delivers fresh, clean water to the entire village.
Kids for the Kingdom has teams of national workers in Kenya who are trained well-drillers, mason workers, welders, and other skilled laborers who construct water wells, water storage tanks, water-collection and water-distribution systems.
Based in Kenya’s interior Nakuru Region these national workers drill and install water wells; install hand-pumps and electric pumps; build roof catchment and storage tank systems; and design and construct water storage and distribution systems for rural villages and communities. Currently 54,455 children and families are drinking clean, fresh water provided by Kids for the Kingdom. Most of these water projects are in the rural Nakuru Region of Kenya. (Kids for the Kingdom also has water projects in Ghana, Nicaragua, Malawi, South Sudan and other areas). A typical water well costs $3908 to complete (drill and case 4” borehole, seal, cap, install concrete base and hand pump). It will then begin to produce clean, safe drinking water for the local community.
In Kenya, as each new water system is dedicated our team leader tells the village people the story of Jesus talking to the woman at the well. “Jesus told the woman at the well that when she drinks from the water in the well she will thirst again. However, Jesus says, ‘Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst again.’ This ‘water’ that Jesus offers is the gift of eternal life,” This is the Gospel message in uncomplicated terms. Each time someone draws water from that well they are reminded that ‘Jesus is the living water.’
Individuals and groups are welcome to sponsor a water project and have it dedicated in their name. Upon completion, a water report is prepared showing the well yield and number of people served by the particular well. As often as we can, we will provide GPS coordinates and a map to each water well.
New Projects Needing Funding
Soiment Baraka Environment Women Group tank project (6 plastic 3500 liter catchment tanks) $3193 Needed
Mawingo Sec. School shallow water well – $3908 Needed
Boiboyit Women Group water tanks (2 – 5,000 Gallon Tanks for clean water storage) – $1,398 Needed
Mogoon Women Group water tanks (14 small tanks for clean water storage) – $ 7,850 Needed
Wiyumiririe Women Group water tanks (small tanks for clean water storage) – $ 1,775 Needed
Kapkures Community Water Project Phase 2 and Phase 3 (10,000 gallon storage tank) – $ 5,645 Needed
Lenginet Secondary School Water Project (10,000 gallon storage tank) – $ 5,645 Needed
Kikopey Project Water Well – $ 21,179 Needed
Kikopey Project Solar pumping systems – $ 13,232 Needed
Kikopey Project Elevated tank – $ 5,464 Needed
Northern Hahr el Ghazal deep water well in Aweil South Sudan – $16,800 Needed
Heart of Mercy Water orphanage water tank and stand for water well (water well already drilled and capped, ready for use) – $2980 Needed
Generator for Heart of Mercy Orphanage & School Water Well pump – Zimbabwe – $2300 Needed
Water Projects Completed in 2016
Kahia Academy Water Well repair – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Rutara Primary school water well repair – Nakuru, Kenya Map
AIC Murtarakwa Church water well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Water Projects Completed in 2014 and 2015
Kibendera Primary School water well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Ngorikia Secondary School Water well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Maombi Primary School Water well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Rutara PCEA Nursery School water well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Soiment Baraka Women’s water tank project – Nakuru, Kenya
New Life International Water well [repair] – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Faith Shepherd Water Well – Nakuru, Kenya Map
Beliek village water well – 300 people – Aweil, South Sudan Map
Maduang village water well – 350 people – Aweil, South Sudan Map