This project is part of Bridge Water Project's current well rehabilitation program. The following detail is direct from BWP, and has been edited for clarity:
The proposed project is a hand dug that was drilled by in the 1990s and installed with a hand pump, located at a health centre but also serving a community of 1000 people at Malaha. Unfortunately the pump was stolen and the community, together with the health centre decided to break the well pad so as to access water inside the well. They use a small container tide on a rope to fetch water. During our visit, the nurse in charge of the dispensary said that the committee in charge of water source is present, but needs some help to develop the capacity to manage the facility effectively.
Bridge Water Project will undertake the hardware repair at the health centre, as well as facilitating a substantial training program on hygiene and sanitation. The water user committee will be assisted in developing the skills required to manage a water point, and to generate funds for future maintenance events.
07/20/2012: Handing over ceremony at Malaha
After the successful completion of project activities last week, Bridge Water Project have confirmed that the project has been officially handed over to the community at Malaha. Great news! The team will return to the site in a couple of months to ensure things are going smoothly.
07/16/2012: Water flowing at Malaha
The team at Bridge Water Project have successfully completed the rehabilitation of the source at Malaha, and water is now flowing. They'll be back on site in a few days to take part in the handing over ceremony, after which the responsibility for ongoing operation and maintenance will rest with the community. Great progress so far!
06/27/2012: Hygiene training at Malaha
Hygiene promotion is underway at Malaha, prior to the rehabilitation of the water source.
A local Kenyan well drilling NGO
Repairing wells can be one of the most efficient ways to bring clean, safe water to a community. When our partners identify old broken down wells, they assess the costs of repairing it vs. replacing it. Often times, it's relativly easy to simply replace a rusted pump or even re-case the hole.
Each repair project is put through the same community mobilization process as a new well. Communities are trained in sanitation and hygiene and long-term follow up is put in place so that the repaired well will work for as long as possible.
A well is being restored for a community in Kenya
Project Type: Well Rehab