Ebubayi Community Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.19
Longitude 34.53

500 Served

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A new well has been installed in the Ebubayi Community.

Though the drilling failed twice as the crew encountered hard rock, on the
third attempt they were able to break through and reach deep enough for
clean, safe water.

An Afri-dev hand-pump was installed and water flow
was measured at 40 liters/min.

The community leader said,

“The response was positive and encouraging. The members
through their committee promised to take good care of their new current
water source. They also prayed for the blessings to those who donated
towards its construction.”

Previously this community drank from a dirty, un-protected stream
about 3km away.  A community member noted that the former water source
“caused water borne diseases such as diarrhoea and Dysentery plus

Today a water committee of 5 men and 7 women oversee the new well,
making sure it will serve this community for many years to come.

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Recent Project Updates

03/23/2011: Ebubayi Community Well Repaired

The well in Ebubayi has been repaired.  Like a few others that were installed a few years ago, this pump had inferior rods installed that rusted out prematurely.  Since we go back and check up on our projects, we found the problem.  The good news is that the fix is fairly simply.

While the crew was on site, we took the opportunity to fund another few sessions of sanitation and hygiene training.  This time with the community is invaluable.  Combining a sources of clean water with proper hygiene multiplies the impact of these projects.

Thanks to donors who “give where needed”, we can stay engaged with our projects over the long-term.  It’s vitally important.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kakamega, Kenya Area
ProjectID: 43
Install Date:  01/04/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Last Visit: 03/07/2018
Well Depth:  60.00M

Visit History:
10/12/2012 — Functional
05/15/2015 — Functional
12/17/2015 — Functional
02/04/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
11/28/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Needs Attention
07/28/2017 — Functional
03/07/2018 — Needs Attention


5 individual donors
Indian Hill Church
Patterson New Hope Church of the Nazarene
Grace Community Baptist Church

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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.