Mung'ang'a Primary School Water Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.35
Longitude 34.57

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 drilled well at Mung’ang’a primary school. The school has a population of 1000 students and 26 teachers.  The hand pump at this school was stolen, and since then the pupils have had to carry water to school from home every day. The head teacher said that the pupils of this school are forced carry water in small containers which is not safe for consumption. Many pupils have left the school due to the poor  conditions. She also said that lack of water in the school has contributed to indiscipline cases among many pupils and poor performance in tests. 

Bridge Water Project is committed to working with the school to both repair the hardware  and develop a hygiene and sanitation training program. A water user committee will be set up and trained on how to manage the facility into the future, especially with regards to maintenance events.

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Recent Project Updates

07/16/2012: Mung'ang'a Project complete

Bridge Water Project have completed the well repair at Mung’ang’a. and water i snow flowing. The team have handed over the project to the community. Mung’ang’a community are now responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of their water source. In the coming months BWP staff will return to the site to ensure the community are handing this responsibility adequately, and that they have the capacity to deal with future maintenance issues effectively.  

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07/09/2012: Flushing underway at Mung'ang'a

The borehole has been flushed at Mung’ang’a, in preparation for the new pump head installation. Good progress on the ground in Kenya! 

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06/27/2012: Children at Mung'ang'a learn key hygiene messages

Children at Mung’ang’a have been learning about key hygiene and sanitation messages from our partners Bridge Water Project. Excellent news!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4107
Install Date:  07/16/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/03/2018

Visit History:
10/03/2012 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
04/05/2017 — Needs Repair
04/13/2017 — Needs Repair
02/03/2018 — Functional
02/03/2018 — Functional

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.