Kamanyinya Secondary School Water Project

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Latitude 0.50
Longitude 35.01

400 Served

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This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them, edited for clarity:


The proposed A.I.C Kamanyinya Secondary School is a day and boarding mixed secondary school started in the year 2002 by the African Inland Church (A.I.C) with an aim of eradicating illiteracy and reducing poverty within the Kamanyinya Community where the church serves. The school is in a 14 acre piece of land and grows maize, beans and vegetables. When harvested they are allow for the students to eat lunch at school. The school also has 6 dairy animals.

The school has many challenges. However, above all water is a major challenge and therefore the school management committee, parents and students have loudly campaigned for intervention from well wishers to step in and provide a solution to the lack of quality water in their school.


The school gets water from Biriri stream located 1Km away. The water flows by gravity through a 1” pipe and before getting to the school it has to pass through other peoples’ lands and during dry spells the supply is interfered with since the water level goes down hence not being possible for the stream to meet the populations’ demand and the school. The Biriri stream water has a turbidity value of 30 and thus it doesn’t guarantee the quality and quantity of water from this source.


The school has a population of 350 students with 20 teachers and 11 non teaching staff (381 people).


The hygiene and sanitation of the school is good despite lack of quality water. The toilets are washed twice a week as well as classrooms. Hand washing point is placed outside the toilet. A compost pit is available where all litter is thrown.


When drilled, the well will greatly benefit the Kamanyinya Secondary school, Kamanyinya primary school and A.I.C Kamanyinya church.


There is need to drill a borehole for Kamanyinya Secondary School that will aim at providing consistent quality water supply that will meet the school’s domestic needs and that can be relied on throughout the year, improving health standards of the students and their neighboring primary school.


The school management board is organized that already there is a water committee which is currently managing the gravity supply. They will be the ones in charge of the proposed well if drilled. 


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Recent Project Updates

01/16/2013: Kamanyinya Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the water project at Kamanyinya, Kenya has been completed!  The new well is now a source of safe, clean water for the community.  The photos below are from the handing-over ceremony held with our partner in the field.

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01/02/2013: Water Flowing in Kamaninya!

The latest report from Bridge Water Project shows that the well is completed and water is flowing!  The water is still a bit cloudy, but the team hopes that will change soon.  The only step that remains is the handing-over ceremony.  We’ll let you know as soon as that happens.

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12/20/2012: Drilling underway at Kamaninya!

Bridge Water Project are currently drilling at Kamanyinya, and hope to have developed teh borehole in the next few days. Excellent news! 

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11/26/2012: Hygiene Promotion at Kamanyinya

Bridge Water Project are currently working with the school and community at Kamanyinya as they focus on hygiene and sanitation promotion prior to the hardware aspect of this project. The drilling is expected to commence this week. 

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11/13/2012: Kamanyinya Secondary School Project underway!

Bridge Water Project have commenced project activities with Kamanyinya Secondary School. This project is now underway, and will be updated soon with more project news from the field!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4133
Install Date:  12/31/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/20/2018

Visit History:
07/21/2015 — Functional
06/02/2016 — Functional
03/29/2017 — Functional
07/05/2017 — Functional
02/20/2018 — Functional


Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Bridge Water Project has been funded by The Water Project almost since they got their start in 2007.  This local Kenyan NGO works directly with the communities and neighbors they know well.  Building relationships with these villages and the local government helps ensure that the water projects we fund are sustainable in the long term.

BWP works to repair up to four wells for every new one they install.  In this area of Kenya, many old and broken down water points still exist.  We have found that restoring these water points and establishing new plans for maintenance and monitoring, is quite cost effective.

We work closely with partners like BWP to strengthen their teams, through professional development growing their impact and quality of work over time.  Your donations make it all possible.