Kanyangwena Primary School - Kenya

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude -0.36
Longitude 34.73

500 Served

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A new well has been completed at the Kanyangena Primary School near Kendu Bay, Kenya.

Our partner in the field reports…

“Kanyangwena Primary is now functioning….I was greatly encouraged to see how the school was already using the water we
have provided. They have started a small school farm, maintained by the children,
and have crops of tomatoes, water melons and other vegetables well on
the way. They intend to use these vegetables for a school feeding programme, as well as generating a little income for the
school. They have additional plans for a tree nursery on site. It will be complete, finally, next week.”

The drilling team reported…

“The school response was so positive and with joy. The pupils promised to do well in their studies with this new water source access to them. Most of them said they will be the best positions in their end year exams, since time used for fetching water will now be recovered to preps (studies). It will also reduce water borne diseases which many pupils suffered hence being away from school. Teacher also promised to instill WATSAN education in school e.g  wash of hands after toilet.”

We received additional reporting that the well installation is still not quite complete as issues arose regarding how the pump was fitted in the concrete.  Teams are enroute as of April 14th, 2010 to reset the pump to ensure it is installed to the highest possible standards.   Having our teams nearby helps to identify these types of issues early so that repairs can be made.  Sometimes installations need to be revisited to get them right.  And that’s really no different than any construction project.

We are particularly excited to learn that the school has already been actively using the now abundant water for crops as well as drinking.  This well site will bring not only clean water, but good, inexpensive food!   It proves once again that water projects are a foundation for many good things.


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Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kendu Bay, Kenya
ProjectID: 401
Install Date:  04/14/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/17/2012
Well Depth:  45.00M

Visit History:
10/17/2012 — Functional


36 individual donors
The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Faith Lutheran Church
First United Methodist Church
Rosa Parks Elementary School
Oglethorpe Charter School
The River School

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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.