Emusanda Community Well

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Wells for Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.69

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The Emusanda Community well was completed in June 2009.  Both
children and adults have been lining up to gather clean, safe drinking
water – now only steps from where they live!

Before this project, the community gathered water from a stream about 2km away.  That water source was unreliable and unsafe.  One community member noted that they often suffered from water borne diseases such as dysentery.

The new well produces about 30 liters per minute, a more than adequate supply.

A water committee has been formed to oversee the project.  There are 3 men and 4 women who will be responsible for overseeing well maintenance and care.

Our local implementer noted in their report to us,

“The welcoming of this well by the community was great jovial [sic]. They promised to maintain the same through their formed committee.  Furthermore they said they will pray for God to bless all that contributed towards the  construction the said well.”

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  15km outside Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 36
Install Date:  05/26/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/23/2018
Well Depth:  36.00M

Visit History:
05/18/2015 — Needs Attention
10/30/2015 — Needs Attention
12/08/2016 — Functional
03/31/2017 — Functional
07/14/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional
02/23/2018 — Functional


Gift Date Between 01/27/2009 — 02/10/2009

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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.