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The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -
The Water Project: Emanyala Hospital -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Oct 2011

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Community Profile

This initial report comes directly from our partner Bridge Water Project, and has been edited for clarity. 

EMANYALA SUB DISTRICT HOSPITAL: 

The proposed project is a hospital which was started 1990 by Emanyala Community members as a self help group, with an aim of meeting their primary health services since the community could not access health services nearby and if there was need they were compelled to travel 40KM to St. Mary’s Hospital Mumias , which most  people cannot afford.

In the neighborhood of the hospital, there is Emanyala secondary school where it was recorded 200 students lost their lives due to typhoid and cholera attack in the year 2000 and since then the school has never experienced growth in population. So it is anticipated that with such water supply in place at the hospital students from the school will also benefit. 

 

HYGIENE AND SANITATION: 

 The hospital’s hygiene and sanitation is fairly good since the  administration has engaged laborers who always ensures it is cleaned all  the time using water that is bought from their water retailers at five shillings for every 20 litres. This places a heavy strain on the hospital finances. The new water source will make keeping the hospital clean a much easier and affordable task.           

 CURRENT WATER SOURCE: 

Ever since the hospital was built, the staff and patients have had to use water from a nearby stream. When the government built the hospital it also constructed a water tower and tank, but there has never been any water flowing into the tank. 

 Instead, the hospital staff have had to buy water from a local retailer who gets the water from the stream. This stream also serves the local community, market traders and Emanyala Primary and Secondary School. It is heavily used and the quality of the water is not good. 

 TWP ADDITIONS: 

 This project will include a borehole and electric pump. The pump will sit in the well, and pump water up to a tower on the hospital site. From there, the water will flow into the pipes and through the taps that the hospital has already. It will be a fantastic thing to see water flowing through the hospital system, all of these years after it was constructed! 

We look forward to news on this exciting project in the coming weeks, when we will be posting photos and reports on progress on this project page. 

We're just getting started, check back soon!


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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.