Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School

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Latitude 0.54
Longitude 35.03

500 Served

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Stories and 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.

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Recent Project Updates

03/23/2012: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School Completed

The new well for Chepkemel (Beek) Women Group & Primary School has been completed!  It was dedicated yesterday on World Water Day! We have posted pictures and a full report will follow in a few days.

Our partner reported to us (unedited) about the day: 

The day was colourful present were:
–  District water officer Nandi North was Chief Guest.
–  District Agricultural officer Nandi North
–  4 chiefs and their assistants from  neighboring Chepkemel location where the occasion was hosted. D.W.O North commended that this was first celebration in water sector in Nandi County since its formation and urged BWP to extent their gratitude and happiness to TWP organization for funding their recommendable projects that are touching lives.

The Water Project : world-water-day-celebration-beek-women-group-2

03/16/2012: Chepkemel Beek Women Group & Primary School Driled and Cased

The well has been drilled and cased at the Chepkemel (Beek) Women Group & Primary School project.  Community education has also begun at the school.  Next steps in the project will include concrete work, additional sanitation and hygiene trainings and in a couple weeks, the pump should be installed.   We have posted new pictures of the work above.

The Water Project : drilling-beek-women-group-1

Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 487
Install Date:  03/23/2012

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.