Lower Kogembo Community Well - Kenya



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Wells for Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.36
Longitude 34.63

Impact:
400 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

The water project at Lower Kogembo Community is a complete success!  The
well was successfully installed and clean, safe water is serving the
community.

The former water source at Lower Kogembo was a hand
dug well only about 30 feet deep.  It served a community of 400+, and
was
saline (salty).

Our implementing partner reported…

“The community response was so positive
with joy. The community members promised to do well in their projects
i.e poultry keeping, zero grazing with this new water source near them.
Most of them said they will improve their living standards by the end of
this year using this water. They also promised to provide security for
the pumps maintenance and operation.”

A water committee is in place and is well organized.

Our project lead reported that “Lower Kogembo is complete, the cement
works are of a good standard,
and the quality of the water is adequate for all their needs. It was a
real pleasure

to end our site visits yesterday with Lower
kogembo, as this scheme is a great example of community water supply. “

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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kendu Bay, Kenya
ProjectID: 403
Install Date:  03/08/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/17/2012
Well Depth:  70.00M

Visit History:
10/17/2012 — Functional




Sponsors


68 individual donors
New Hope Baptist Church
Camp Yavneh
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
North County Christ The King
Lake Aurora Christian Assembly
Hamilton Baptist Church
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
The University of Montana - Western


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Country Details

Kenya

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.