Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 250 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Sep 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 02/21/2024

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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 Christ The King Outreach Mogoiywet is an Anglican Church of Kenya located in Mogoiwet Village, Chepkemel Location, chekemel sub location, Nandi North District of the Nandi county. The church was started in the year 1971. Three years ago the church started a school called Christ The King Mogoiywet Preparatory to provide education for the children from the church as the well as the children from the entire Mogoiywet community. The school currently offers education from baby class to standard three. The school and church however face the challenge of access to quality water for their domestic use. The church management committee and the School have therefore requested Bridge Water Project to intervene in the matter and drill a borehole that is aimed at providing quality water for domestic use and improving sanitation and hygiene standards of the school, church and the surrounding Mogoiywet community.      


The school and church access water from a stream which is 2km away hence the quality of water is not good and again it dries up during dry seasons. During the school operations the school administration hires motorcycles to ferry water for their daily use.


The church and school population is as follows:

      Church members         120

      Students                      97

      Teachers                      6

      Support staff               2

      Community                 50 households (approx. 5 members per household)               


The church has two pit latrines which serves both the church and the school.  The latrines are washed twice per week. There are semi-permanent classrooms with cemented floors which are washed twice per week. There are no hand washing points neither outside the classrooms nor the toilets.


If a well is drilled it will benefit the church members of Christ the King Outreach church, the school and the surrounding Mogoiywet community.


There is need to intervene and drill a well at the church compound so that the church members, school pupils and the entire community can have access to clean and safe water for their domestic use. With a reliable source, the church will start income generating activities so as to enable them be self-sustainable in managing their water source. With availability of a reliable well, the school will start a health club that will instill good health habits to the learners hence making them hand washing champions.


The water committee is already there and it will be strengthened during sanitation and hygiene workshop prior to the implementation of the project. The water committee will comprise of the church counsel, teachers on staff and community members.rch counsel, teachers on staff and community members.

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Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!

All Things are Possible

October, 2013

We had started to build a permanent church but since water is not readily available we had to put it on hold…

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John Bett hails from Mogoiywet Village, of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. His few grey hairs and almost bald head speaks to his age but, his energy surprises a lot of people. He is seventy-one years old and a true testimony to the saying that ‘age is just a number’.

John has been serving in the church since his early twenties and vows to continue doing so until his last breath. He is a former teacher and is a committed family man who boasts about his wife and ten children of which five are girls and five are boys. “How do you provide for your family?” I ask. I do dairy farming and maize farming and that is where I get my daily bread from,” he says.

Apart from staying at his farm and taking care of his crops and animals, he is also a church elder at Christ the King Mogoiywet Church. Come Sundays, he is among the first people to get to the church to make sure all is set before the church service begins. He prides himself on the fact that he was among the people who laid the foundation of the church they worship in now. It’s a semi-permanent structure but our prayers still reach to the heavens”, he jokingly says. “We had started to build a permanent church but since water is not readily available we had to put it on hold”, he adds.

John says that he was not among the delegation that was sent to Bridge Water Project to request for a well but is glad that their prayers were answered. “It’s hard to run a preparatory school and a church with no reliable water source available. The stream we get water from is far away and sometimes we don’t have the means to go there or the little water we might collect can’t serve all the kids”, he says. He also adds that they mostly use donkeys or hire ‘boda bodas’ to get the water. (Boda bodas are motorcycles that are used for transport.)

John believes that things will only get better if a reliable water source is put on the church property. Not only will the sanitation and hygiene improve, but water bourne diseases will be controlled as well. He also says that the feeding program in school could be permanent and a boarding school could also be started.

Church rallies and camps will also be organized once we have enough water available and we could also finish up our permanent church”, he says.

He concludes by saying that with the availability of water the church will start planting vegetables so as to enhance the feeding program of the school and that the water will be a unifying factor for the entire Mogoiywet community.

John believes that as he grows old he is fulfilling his purpose to God and to mankind and will do so until his bones can work no more. His advice to the youth is that, “with God all things are possible.”

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