Busyubi Primary School Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.01
Longitude 34.55

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The Busyubi Primary School has over 850 students who, along with the additional 300
nearby community members, will soon be enjoying clean and safe drinking
water. This community is located about 45km from
Kakamega in the SW Bunymore location.

Previously, these students walked nearly 2km to collect water from an unprotected stream.

Construction has resumed and the
borehole has been cased.

This project is a re-drilling of the first borehole intended to supply the Busyubi School.  Since that project was not properly completed, which we discovered during a visit this year, our implementing team suggested we re-engage with the school to finish what the original team could not.  Thanks to our supporters in 2010, we were able to take on this very important project and see that it lasts for a very long time.  Sometimes we don’t get the results we want on the first attempt.  Going back and checking up regularly makes sure we get it right in the end.

A water committee of 5 men and 2 women has been formed, and together
with the community they have raised nearly $300USD to cover the initial
expense of the well survey and permits.

Update: 1/5/2011 – The pump has been attached and water is flowing!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Busyubi, Kenya
ProjectID: 445
Install Date:  12/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/07/2018

Visit History:
11/05/2015 — Needs Repair
06/08/2016 — Unknown
12/02/2016 — Functional
02/01/2017 — Needs Attention
02/28/2017 — Functional
07/03/2017 — Needs Repair
09/18/2017 — Functional
03/07/2018 — Functional


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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.