AIC Kapchemoiywo Girls Secondary School

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Latitude 0.20
Longitude 35.17

500 Served

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


The proposed A.I.C Kapchemoiywo girls Secondary school is a girls boarding secondary school started in the year 1978 by A.I.C church of Kapchemoiywo community with an aim of providing secondary education to girl child which was very rare during those days since the girl child had been neglected in the place of education. A.I.C mission having had a call to educate girl child chose to make use of a white settlers home which was lying vacant since 1963 after independence. Kapchemoiywo girls secondary school since then has had support from the sponsor (A.I.C church) parents and teachers association (P.T.A) and constituency development fund (C.D.F) to enable it look like a learning institution.

The school having survived for all these years, access to quality water supply for their domestic use has been a great challenge above all. The Board of Governors (B.O.G) Parents Teachers and students learned of Bridge Water Project Development activities in the Nandi region and made their appeal to Bridge Water Project to intervene in their lack of quality water problem and consider to drill a donor funded borehole that is aiming at providing quality water for the entire schools domestic use and improving hygiene and sanitation standards of the Kapchemoiywo girls and the community.


The school currently gets water from Muguri river situated 3KM away from the school compound. The supply is managed by National Water Company Kapsabet region and it’s not promising since the luster pump used is very old and breaking down often hence not being possible for the Kapchemoiywo girls to access water as they should. The water from Muguri River is turbid its value being 100 below the WHO recommendation. The school during rainy season also harvest water from the school  roofs and store the water in Masonry Tanks and due to large population the harvested water doesn’t last longer and during long dry spell students are forced to walk 3KM going to fetch water for bathing and washing their clothes.


The school records an enrollment of 340 students, 10 teachers, 10 non-teaching staff. Kapchemoiywo primary school pupils 450 (820 people). (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)


There are 8 pit latrines that are washed 3 times a week, clothes lines are available for students to hung on their clothes after washing. No hand washing points outside toilets, classrooms etc. There’s compost pit where liters are burnt. The school kitchen has modern energy saving stoves with good ventilation.


If the well is drilled, Kapchemoiywo girls secondary school and primary school pupils will be the beneficiaries.


Based on the baseline survey carried by Bridge Water Project staff, there is great need to drill a borehole for A.I.C Kapchemoiywo girls secondary school to enable students and staff access quality and consistent water supply for their domestic use and improve their academic, hygiene and sanitation standards.


The school has a water committee but before the implementation of the project, Bridge Water Project community education  staff will do a capacity building for them to understand how the new water supply should be managed for sustainability.

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Recent Project Updates

08/13/2013: See The Results in Kapchemoiywo!

We are excited to report that the project to construct a new well at Kapchemoiywo Girls Secondary School in Kenya is complete and the students are reaping the benefits of safe, clean water.  We just posted a few new pictures of the project showing the completed, fully functioning well.  Thank you for your help!

The Water Project : kenya4157-clear-water-3

07/23/2013: New Pictures From Kapchemoiywo

Just a quick note to let you know that we just posted some new pictures from Kapchemoiywo, Kenya.  These pictures show the students participating in community education.  We’ll let you know as soon as we receive pictures of the finished well.

The Water Project : kenya4157-community-education-6

05/09/2013: Almost Done At Kapchemoiywo Girls School!

We are excited to let you know that we just posted a new set of pictures from Kapchemoiywo!  The well has been dug, the pad has been constructed, and the pump is being assembled.  We hope to be able to show the completed project in the very near future.  Take a look at the pictures, and we’ll let you know when the final steps are done.

The Water Project : kenya4157_test-pumping_1

04/11/2013: Getting Ready For Change At Kapchemoiywo Girls Secondary School

What happens when a school full of girls no longer have to struggle with the stress of having no clean water?  What ideas will they have?  What will they accomplish?  The girls at AIC Kahchemoiyqho Secondary School are going to find out!  Work is just beginning to construct a new well which will be a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and surrounding community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates and pictures.  Take a look.  We’ll keep you posted as the work progresses!

The Water Project : kenya4157_students_2

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4157
Install Date:  08/13/2013

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 12/09/2016

Visit History:
07/01/2014 — Functional
07/21/2015 — Needs Attention
05/19/2016 — Needs Attention
12/09/2016 — Functional


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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.