We are fighting coronavirus in Kenya
1st June, 2020
At WellBoring, we install wells to provide safe water to schools in east Africa. Drinking safe water is vital for health. But water alone is not effective in slowing the spread of coronavirus. To maintain proper hygeine, people also need soap.
Every country in the world is currently emphasising the importance of hand washing. Many of the pupils who attend schools where we have installed wells do not have easy access to soap. So, on World Water Day we set out a plan to get soap to all our schools in Kenya. We wanted to equip these communities with the water, soap, and the knowledge needed to wash their hands.
To date, WellBoring has given out soap to 17,038 households, during visits to 58 of our schools. That means an estimated 90,000 people now have access to soap. This was distributed throughout the regions of Siaya, Kakamega and Kisumu. At each of the schools we provided demonstrations in hand washing technique.
During this initiative we have seen the positive impact clean water and soap is having on these pupils and their families. We are continuing our Soap for Schools initiative, aiming to distribute soap to our 100 schools in Kenya.
It costs £90 to buy soap for all the families living near a school, just £0.30 per family. To support us in continuing our Soap for Schools initiative please donate whatever amount you can. We will continue giving updates on our progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please join us; keep washing your hands with soap, and help other to do so too.