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The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -
The Water Project: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2012

Project Features


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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited)…

The project is a self help group of 34 members who have come together to uplift the economy of other women in the community. The self help group makes soap and sells. The money collected is kept on its account some of which is used to support the less fortunate in their community. The self help group also gives loans to its members and in return the interest is used to begin other projects like crop growing.

The women group and the community access water from Turbo River. The river is contaminated by other surrounding sources. There have been cases of water borne diseases in the community.

The self help group consists of 35 members, 500 households in the community.


Project Updates


02/01/2018: New Intervention for Chepkemel Beek Women's Group

The initial project in this community (seen in the reporting found on this page) is a display of our shared commitment to helping this community with first-time water access. Equally as important to the school and The Water Project is providing ongoing support to make sure that water is reliable, day after day, year after year. This is why we monitor all our projects. Over time we’ve found that the water table has dropped in this area, limiting the intended benefit of this well. Though not common, this does happen from time to time.  

Because of our commitment to this community (and the lasting impact that our supporters want to make), we’ve drilled a much deeper well in order to access a higher yield aquifer. This work will ensure that clean water is accessible here year round. To see that work, click here.


The Water Project : 35-kenya4804-drilling


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.