Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.48
Longitude 34.99

500 Served

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Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited)…

The proposed project is a primary school which is located in the neighboring county of Nandi. This is a private school that is hosting children from different counties. The school has a small piece of land which is mostly used for gardening during rainy seasons. The school is currently experiencing a very hard moment since it is now a dry season where by pupils cannot concentrate in their studies due to lack of water. This has also led to transfer of the pupils to other schools. The pupils of this school in leadership of their head boy claimed that they would even perform better if water would be accessed in their school. Lack of water being a big problem of the school, it is now forced to employ men to fetch water from far places to school by use of donkeys. This becomes very expensive for the school since it does not have enough water for that purpose.

The school currently access water from Kimg’oror  river which is turbid and contaminated. The river is also seasonal.

The school has a population of 344 pupils, 18 teachers and 810 households.

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Recent Project Updates

04/26/2012: Water flowing at Bishop Muge Memorial School

Further to our brief update detailing that the well and pump works have been completed, we have now received further info from our partner Bridge Water Project on this project.

They have sent us news that the project looks to be having a great impact, not only for the students and teachers at the school, but also for the surrounding community. In particular, the school no longer has to purchase water from elsewhere and is looking at other areas to invest in. Great news. 

The well has sufficient yield to give us confidence that it will be able to supply for many many years to come.

We look forward to hearing more when the team return to this project in the coming months.  

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04/04/2012: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School Well Completed

The new well for the Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School has been completed.  Our local implementer has sent photos of the project and handing over ceremony.  

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03/23/2012: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School Drilling Underway

Drilling is now underway at the Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School.  We have posted pictures of this initial construction work.

The Water Project : bishop-muge-primary-well-casing-2

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 484
Install Date:  04/26/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 06/02/2016
Well Depth:  50.00M


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:
10/18/2012 — Functional
12/19/2015 — Needs Repair
06/02/2016 — 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.