Sabetab- Gaa Womens Group

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Latitude 0.54
Longitude 35.04

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 Sabetab- Gaa Womens Group is a self-help group comprises of women and men who have agreed to come together at group level and address problems facing them as a community. The group is registered with department of Gender, Sports and Social Services and has a bank account where money paid in by members during their group’s meeting day are banked. The group’s current activities are merry go round, food insecurity (where members contribute their money and hire tractors to plough every individual member’s piece of land, buy seeds and farm inputs at discounted prices for all members to ensure every home expects a harvest when the season comes. The group also advocates for better habitats through molding of bricks which they sell and buy iron sheets and build semi-permanent houses for the members of the group and disadvantaged members of their community. In the area where Sabetab- Gaa Womens Group operates access to quality water for domestic use is one of the major challenges experienced. The group therefore in 2011 approached Bridge Water Project to consider their request and make appeals on their behalf in order to have a borehole drilled to enable them access quality water for their entire community’s domestic use.


The community currently gets water from Cheberen River which runs around the community. It is down in the valleys which are very stippy and its water is very turbid below the recommended world health organization standards. People take their livestock to drink water in the river hence causing a lot of contamination and as a result many people suffer from water borne diseases since they drink water from the river without treating nor boiling. Those with good roofs do harvest rain water during the rainy season which doesn’t last. 


The Sabetab- Gaa women group has 50 members with 80 households with an average number of 6-8 people per house (500-650) people.


Hygiene and sanitation of the proposed water project area from BWP baseline survey report shows that most homes have pit latrines, utensils washing racks, clothe lines, water and food storage facilities are clean. Most homes don’t have bathrooms since people go bathing from the river and carry water home for domestic use. Composite pits are almost in every home.


There’s need to drill a borehole for this Sabetab- Gaa community to enable them  access quality water for their domestic use and bring about their behavior change in area of bathing from the river and bathe from their bathrooms in the homes.


The proposed water project will highly benefit Sabetab- Gaa women group and the entire community of Laboret.


The group is organized in a manner that it will from a water supply community from among its members who will be strengthened by BWP community education training before the implementation of the project. 

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Recent Project Updates

08/26/2013: Sabetaab Gaa Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Sabetaab-Gaa in Kenya has a new source of safe, clean water!  We just posted the latest set of pictures showing the completed project, and the people of the community enjoying this new life-changing resource.  If you look closely, you’ll even see two of our staff members, Crissie and Tess, who got to visit this site in June!  Potential:  Unlocked!  Thank you for your help!

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06/05/2013: Sabetab- Gaa Womens Group Project Underway!

We are excited to report that a new well is being constructed for the Sabetab- Gaa Womens Group in Kenya.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  We’ll be sure to keep you posted as the project progresses.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4158
Install Date:  08/13/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/26/2018

Visit History:
07/02/2014 — Functional
07/21/2015 — Functional
06/03/2016 — Functional
09/22/2016 — Functional
03/30/2017 — Needs Attention
07/18/2017 — Needs Repair
02/26/2018 — 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.