Musungururu Community Well



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Wells for Schools - Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.22
Longitude 34.55

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Construction is complete on the Musungururu Community Well.

Our drilling partner reported,  “The beneficiaries welcomed their
new water source with joy and thanked God for answering their prayer 
of clean and safe water. They promised to ask blessings from God for
whoever donated towards this well.”

This community is located in the Central Butsotso Location in Western Kenya, near Kakamega.

The water project serves about 740 people in
the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 3 men and 7
women was formed and the community contributed about $300USD
to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The previous water source is an unprotected spring about 4km from the community.  The water quality of the spring is very poor, but the community now has safe, clean water source.


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Recent Project Updates


01/17/2011: Musungururu Revisted

Our team recently conducted an updated hygiene and sanitation training
session in the Musungururu Community.  They inspected the well, which was in
generally good condition, but they still determined the rods should be
upgraded to ensure they last as long as possible.  Well repairs were carried out during the visit.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Western Kenya
ProjectID: 29
Install Date:  11/17/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 07/27/2017
Well Depth:  30.00M

Visit History:
05/18/2015 — Needs Attention
12/16/2015 — Needs Attention
02/22/2016 — Needs Repair
08/19/2016 — Functional
09/30/2016 — Functional
12/06/2016 — Functional
02/20/2017 — Needs Attention
06/29/2017 — Needs Attention
07/04/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional




Sponsors

Groups:

Ames High School - Ames, IA
St. Andrews Episcopal School - Potomac, MD
Hope International University - POL4200 Class
Seoul American Middle School
Nathalie S. & Fleming College - Orangeville, ON
Paul & Cathy L. - NC


1 individual donors
Ames High School


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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.