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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.33
Longitude 34.70

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The community at Aleko in Western Kenya is enjoying it’s brand new well. This community well point is serving hundreds of people who, before this well was installed, walked 5km to an unprotected spring.


Our on the ground partners – The Bridge Water Project – visited Aleko about 2 months ago and sent us these pictures. Even though we see them all the time, we were once again moved by the huge need so evident in these communities.

Because of people, just like you, we are able to respond quickly when new communities request a well. We simply could not do any of this work without your help.

The Aleko well serves nearly 1,000 people in the community. A water committee of 6 men and 4 women has been established to oversee the project going forward. Together with the community, they raised over $300 to cover the initial costs of surveys and permits.

Recent Project Updates

01/18/2011: Aleko Well Repaired

During our teams recent visit to the Aleko, they discover the well to be producing rust colored water. This was the result of poor quality internal parts having been installed by a former drill team (since released). The crew has replaced the internal mechanism with high quality stainless steel rods which are up to our standards.

The Water Project : aleko-community-well-chlorination-of-the-well The Water Project : aleko-community-well-fixing-of-rising-pipes-during-rehab The Water Project : aleko-community-well-hand-over-ceremony-after-rehab The Water Project : aleko-community-well-painting-of-the-pump-post-during-rehab

01/11/2011: Aleko Community Revisted

The team recently revisited a former project at the Aleko Community.  They held an additional sanitation and hygiene training session.  While there, the community shared that their ability to construct shelters and buildings had improved as a “side-effect” of having an adequate water supply.  Brick making is much easier with water nearby.

The Water Project : community-education-at-aleko-community The Water Project : brick-making-as-a-result-of-the-water-project

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 26
Install Date:  07/13/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 06/02/2015
Well Depth:  70.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
10/08/2012 — Functional
06/02/2015 — Needs Repair


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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.