Eshienga Primary School

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.25
Longitude 34.74

500 Served

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There’s a new well at the Eshienga School in Western Kenya.

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better than seeing young
students tossing clean water around in celebration of new found freedom.

These students no longer have to walk miles for dirty water.
Instead, clean, safe drinking water is just steps away…thanks to
students and individuals just like themselves.  Thank you on behalf of
the Eshienga Primary School.

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Recent Project Updates

01/18/2011: Eshiyenga Community Education Revisted

As part of our commitment to ensure hygiene and sanitation practices are being taught well, we have had our team revisit a number of well sites completed last year.

As the implementing team learns more about WaSH, they can share this with the communities we remain committed to.

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01/18/2011: Eshienga Well Repaired

The well at the Eshienga Primary School was recently repaired by our team.

Apparently, when the well was first installed the original team used inferior internal parts.  Where we had specified stainless steel rods to be used, a cheap knock off was used instead.  As a result, the rods rusted and the well began to produce brownish water. The workers who had installed those parts had been previously let go from our partners crew, suspected of this activity.  We initiated an investigation into every well they worked on to ensure the right, long lasting parts are installed.

The current team has replaced the internal mechanisms with the correct, high grade parts and the well is once again pumping clean water.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 37
Install Date:  05/30/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/27/2018
Well Depth:  31.00M

Visit History:
10/04/2012 — Functional
05/14/2015 — Needs Repair
12/16/2015 — Functional
02/22/2016 — Functional
12/06/2016 — Needs Repair
03/31/2017 — Functional
06/15/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Functional


Gift Date Between 02/11/2009 — 03/08/2009

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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.