Problem: Meshenani is an area located near the northwest corner of the Amboseli National Park. It is a chronically dry area and home to approximately 1,600 people, who are spread out over a relatively large area. The water source they were using was a hand dug shallow well 10 miles walk one way from Meshenani. There is a school close to the park that almost 300 students attend, and a total of about 1,000 people live nearby. Further from the park is a group of villages, Kenyans who live a more rural lifestyle, of about 600. With such a great need for water it was clear to us that a borehole well would be necessary, so in the summer of 2008 we drilled Meshenani’s first well.
Status: Borehole capped, not usable.