Care Compassion Children's Home

Water Point
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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.08
Longitude 34.74

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

A new well is being constructed for the Care Compassion Children’s Home and their local community in Kenya.

Our implementer in the field filed this initial report (edited for clarity):

Care Compassion Children’s supports
orphaned children of HIV infected parents and other affected children in Vihiga. The home
keeps 50 orphans and also runs an outreach programme for the vulnerable children
within Vihiga district. It’s registered with the Ministry of Social Services as
a children’s charitable organization

Water Source

It relies on water catchment (seen below) that is not
enough to take care of the children. They are forced to walk2 km to the stream that serves the whole
community and during dry season it dries up.


It has a population of 50 children staying
there and 6 staff attached to the children. The surrounding community has a population of over 800 members.


The management committee in place would
oversee the running of the drilled water.

Latest Update:

9/21/2010 – Pumped attached, Pictures Added
9/14/2010 – Drilling Complete, Well Pad Constructed – Pictures Added

8/25/2010 – Drilling Underway – Pictures added

8/18/2010 – Sanitation and Hygiene Training – Pictures Added

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 452
Install Date:  09/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/08/2017

Visit History:
11/03/2015 — Functional
06/26/2016 — Functional
11/08/2017 — Functional


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.