Most people walk to a local lake to get water or buy lake water from men and boys who haul jerry cans from the lake for a fee. The lake is 3 miles down a hill from Batima. And the lake water is very dirty leading to parasites, worms, and rashes. There is no plumbing or sewage system at the school or around Batima.
The new well will benefit the school, greenhouses, and the general Batima community. The plan is to have a small, fractional fee (not yet decided) as approved by the leadership so the community may contribute to future well maintenance.