Butenje Primary School Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.32
Longitude 34.71

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Construction  is complete on the Butenje Primary School Well

This community is located in the Shiambitsi Sub. Location in Western Kenya, about 28km Kakamega.

The water project serves about 980 students and a total of 1,900 people in the surrounding area. A water committee consisting of 6 men and 6 women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.
The previous water source is an unprotected spring about 7 km from the community. The water quality was very poor.

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Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 39
Install Date:  07/22/2009

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Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/23/2018

Visit History:
05/14/2015 — Needs Attention
10/30/2015 — Needs Attention
02/22/2016 — Functional
05/12/2016 — Functional
08/19/2016 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Needs Attention
02/16/2017 — Functional
04/13/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional
02/23/2018 — 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.