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The Nambale Magnet School needs a Full Cycle Water System

The water situation in third world countries due to the effects of global warming. As the climate gets hotter, areas on the equator such as the Nambale Magnet School are especially vulnerable to water shortages. Additionally, the storms become more intense and destructive. The situation is reaching proportions that is turning water into the gold standard for third world countries.

The Nambale Magnet School has a 55 foot hand dug well and two cisterns. This was sufficient when there were only 30 children and a small staff. In the past 9 years, the student population has grown to 380 with 48 staff members and a full working farm. The current system, couples with unreliable weather patterns has caused great challenges for the school.


UPDATE: This cause has been funded by a Rotary International Grant,  Click to view Project Progress


The Cornerstone Project seeks to secure funding for a full cycle water system to be constructed at the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya.

The proposed full cycle water system consists of the following

Borehole Well

Provides clean, safe potable water for human & livestock consumption, cooking, bathing, washing of dishes & clothes as well as excess water may be sold to the surrounding communities at the minimal price in an effort to assist in overall costs of operating and maintaining the system.

Grey Water Recycling

Estimated 50% or more reduction of potable water consumption by using it to flush toilets, wash floors and animal units, irrigate vegetation in greenhouses and open farm land for food production wash vehicles.

Irrigation System

A drip system used to distribute treated grey waters throughout the greenhouses and farmland to increase the production of fruits and vegetables. Excess produce can be sold providing an additional source of income and improving upon the schools overall goal of sustainability.

Waste to Fuel Biodigester

Eco-friendly, efficient sanitation system process produces methane & carbon dioxide gases yielding a clean source of fuel for cooking, lighting, etc while producing a rich slurry providing an organic fertilizer for the fruit and vegetable agriculture.

Energy Sources

In order to make all the new systems work in unison, we also need to focus on providing clean, renewable energy sources including but not limited to solar power, gravity, biogas fuel and manual pumps (for backup) will be incorporated to power these systems and to make everything work.

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