Three School Well Repairs Completed

Three wells were recently repaired at schools near Kakamega, Kenya.  These projects, originally completed about two years ago, had fallen into disrepair due to sub-standard pumps being installed.

These projects are a great example of when our team didn’t get it right the first time.  So…we’ve gone back with them, found the problems, fixed the pumps, and made substantial changes in how our partner works to ensure we don’t get it wrong again.

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We’re committed to following-up and evaluating the work we do.  Our partners help in this process as well.  When we find problems, we’re going to publish them right along with our successes.  Then, we’ll do our best to make it right.  We say it all the time, if this work were easy, it’d be done.

When you choose to support The Water Project, your gifts help ensure the promised long-term benefits of water are truly sustainable.  If we don’t go back and check…and check again, we would never know what works and what doesn’t.

Be a part of this effort with us and let’s make a truly lasting impact!

Butere Girls High School Well Completed

The water project at the Butere Girls High School in Kakamega, Kenya has been completed. It will serve over 1,200 students and 120 staff members.

Our implementing partner wrote of the dedication ceremony… (edited for clarity)

“The handing over ceremony at Butere Girls school was very colorful as you can see from the photos. We did the handing over while Board of Governors had a meeting in school.

The Anglican priest read from the book of Exodus 1:13 about the importance of water to human life.

The Head-mistress thanked Bridge Water Project for the water supply in the school. She was very grateful that now the students will be clean and they will concentrate on studies and she expects that the results will improve. She said that she expects the relationship between Bridge and the school to continue.

One student also thanked us for the water and promised that their standards (grades) will improve since they now have water available at their school. They will try hard in their studies to excel.

The District Officer of Butere thanked Bridge Water that the water given to the school is a gift of life to the students and the entire school fraternity and the community. He encouraged the students that hard work and discipline in their education is an investment in their future. The entire community of Butere were very thankful to the donors of The Water Project for what wonderful work they are doing to save the lives of millions of people by providing safe drinking water.”