Care Compassion Children's Home - Site 2

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.07
Longitude 34.73

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

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.


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.

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 4004
Install Date:  09/19/2011

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

Visit History:
10/10/2012 — Functional
06/08/2016 — Functional
06/26/2016 — Functional
09/22/2016 — Functional
12/05/2016 — Functional
04/04/2017 — Functional
07/18/2017 — Functional
11/08/2017 — Functional
03/07/2018 — 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.