Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jan 2014

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Community Profile

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


The proposed Mulufufulo community water project is a community water project based in Imanga B village, masinjira sub-location, Buchifi location, Mumias District. Mulufufulo community is a registered Self Help Group with a membership of 30 people.  They have organized for a group bank account where moneys are saved collectively. The group in its vision had identified lack of quality water as a problem and as a result came together to persue ways in which they could get assistance to solve there lack of a safe water supply.


The community currently gets water from Mulutatso stream, which is 1 ½ km down in the valley. This stream is not protected hence causing turbidity value to be below recommended standards of WHO (World Health Organization). The Mulufufulo community is on a hill whereas for one to carry water from the stream to home, you must climb a steep valley. Since women and children who bare the burden of collecting water, this can be a very difficult task, as a jerry can of water is quite heavy, weighing as much as 40lbs when fill.


This community has a population of 50 households with an average of 5-6 people per household estimated population of 300-350 people.


Bridge Water Project carried out the baseline survey for the proposed project and found out that most homes have pit latrines, washing racks, cloths lines. Most homes don’t have bathrooms for bathing as most everyone is bathing in the stream since it’s not possible to fetch water from such a far distance and carry it home for everybody’s bathing use.


The Mulufufulo community members will be the beneficiaries of the proposed water project if drilled.


Due to long suffering experienced by young girls and mothers who are associated with bringing water at home for domestic use, and evidence of no bathing stations in most homes, Bridge Water Project has therefore seen the need to drill a borehole for Mulufufulo Community. With the goal of providing a clean water supply and thereby improving the sanitation and hygiene conditions of this community. Also, this well will and relieve children and women from the burden of having to carry 40lbs of water for 1 ½ kilometers a few times a day.  We also hope that by providing this rehabilitated well, this will allow for more free time for children to focus on school and studies and for the women to focus on extra income generating activities such as small scale farming or basket making to name a few.


The community is organized and it has already appointed the committee that will be managing the proposed water supply on behalf of the community to ensure sustainability.

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Project Photos

Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.