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The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -
The Water Project: Malaha Health Centre Water Project -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2012

Functionality Status:  Under Community Care

Last Checkup: 04/23/2018

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Community Profile

This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s current well rehabilitation program. The following detail is direct from BWP, and has been edited for clarity: 

The proposed project is a hand dug that was drilled by in the 1990s and installed with a hand pump, located at a health centre but also serving a community of 1000 people at Malaha. Unfortunately the pump was stolen and the community, together with the health centre decided to break the well pad so as to access water inside the well. They use a small container tide on a rope to fetch water. During our visit, the nurse in charge of the dispensary said that the committee in charge of water source is present, but needs some help to develop the capacity to manage the facility effectively. 

Bridge Water Project will undertake the hardware repair at the health centre, as well as facilitating a substantial training program on hygiene and sanitation. The water user committee will be assisted in developing the skills required to manage a water point, and to generate funds for future maintenance events. 

Project Updates


07/20/2012: Handing over ceremony at Malaha

After the successful completion of project activities last week, Bridge Water Project have confirmed that the project has been officially handed over to the community at Malaha. Great news! The team will return to the site in a couple of months to ensure things are going smoothly.  


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07/16/2012: Water flowing at Malaha

The team at Bridge Water Project have successfully completed the rehabilitation of the source at Malaha, and water is now flowing. They’ll be back on site in a few days to take part in the handing over ceremony, after which the responsibility for ongoing operation and maintenance will rest with the community. Great progress so far! 


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06/27/2012: Hygiene training at Malaha

Hygiene promotion is underway at Malaha, prior to the rehabilitation of the water source. 


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Project Type

Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.



Sponsors

Barbara Belle Ash Dougan Foundation