Emayungu Community Well

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Latitude 0.27
Longitude 34.65

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

TWP is delighted to be supporting Bridge Water Project as they work with the community on this project. Bridge Waer Project have sent us this initial report, and what follows is direct from them, edited a little for clarity: 

The proposed project is with Emayungu community.  The environment of this community is very dry in dry seasons. Being a community of many people, the individuals of this community really suffer since water is fetched very far. The real source of this community a river that is contaminated with dirt and running waste from the bush. Most diseases that are encountered in this community are typhoid and cholera among children.

The community will greatly be helped if water will be drilled to them.


The Emayungu Community currently accesses water from a big river called Emayungu.The water from the river is turbid hence not clean at all. Due to this there has been a problem of cholera, typhoid and cracks on the skin of the people who consume the water. 


The community has a population of 500-1000 people. The water will also serve Emayungu Church of God which has a congregation of 300.


The hygiene and sanitation condition is not bad in this community since at least every home has a hygiene facility like toilet, bathrooms and dish racks. Still the community needs to be taught more on hygiene and sanitation.



Project Photos

Recent Project Updates

12/06/2011: Water Flowing at Emayungu!

We’re delighted to be able to upload these photos showing the Afridev handpump being installed at Emayungu. This has been an excellent project undertaken by Bridge Water! Now that the hardware has been installed the project team will keep in touch with the community at Emayungu and make sure they are managing the facility in a suitable way. The main issue here is to do with Operation and Maintenance (O+M), and BWP are committed to ensuring this project is functioning and community managed for years to come.  

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12/01/2011: Emayungu community well test pumping complete!

We’ve just received news that Emayungu has been successfully test pumped. This project is now nearing completion. Once the concrete works have cured the team will install the handpump and handover the facility to the community. 

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11/28/2011: Emayungu Well pad construction

We’ve received photos showing the concrete works under construction at Emayungu. It’s a pleasure to share these as this project reaches completion of the hardware stage. 

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11/22/2011: Emayungu drilling complete!

Bridge Water Project have passed on the good news that the drilling has been successfully completed and that there is sufficient water to serve the community. They are now in the process of preparing the concrete works for the well pad and obtaining a hand pump. We an all expect another update on this in the coming days. Great news!  

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11/14/2011: Community education sessions under way at Mayungu!

Great news coming from the field, as Bridge Water Project have informed us that community education is well underway, and the community have been participating in the hygiene promotion aspect of this project! 

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4011
Install Date:  12/06/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/27/2017

Visit History:
10/16/2012 — Functional
05/18/2015 — Needs Attention
07/04/2015 — Functional
10/27/2015 — Needs Attention
02/22/2016 — Functional
11/05/2016 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Functional
01/10/2017 — Functional
06/15/2017 — Needs Repair
07/27/2017 — 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.