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The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -
The Water Project: Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2 -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 2011

Functionality Status:  Under Community Care

Last Checkup: 06/06/2018

Project Features


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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

Current 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.

Population

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.

WATSAN

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

Project Updates


09/19/2011: Care Compassion project completed!

We have received reports and photographs detailing the successful completion of the Care Compassion Children’s Home project. 

Staff at Bridge Water Project are delighted that the project has been a success, and are happy to report that the staff and children at the orphanage are now using the water for drinking, as well as for all other activities around the home. They no longer have to buy water, or walk to the river every day.  

A lovely story of good news to start the week. Thanks for looking! 


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09/05/2011: Care Compassion Site 2 drilling photos

We just received these pictures showing drilling underway at Care Compassion Children’s

Home. We expect them to have completed the drilling within the next few days, ready for

developing the borehole and installing a handpump. Good news!  


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Project Photos


Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.