Malaha Health Centre Water Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.35
Longitude 34.61

500 Served

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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. 

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 496
Install Date:  07/20/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/14/2017

Visit History:
10/09/2012 — Functional
05/14/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Needs Attention
03/14/2016 — Needs Repair
04/08/2016 — Functional
05/25/2016 — Functional
05/30/2016 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
02/07/2017 — Needs Repair
02/14/2017 — Functional


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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.