Mutono Pefa School And Church Group

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Wells for Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.59

500 Served

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Our implementing partner reports (unedited)…

The project that is proposed is a self help group which is located in Mumias district. The members of this self help group come from very hot and dry environment. During the interview done to one of the group members, she said that water will be very important tool since it will enable them fulfill their dream of beginning up fish farms. The self help group helps the community members by giving them small loans to begin up business. The self help group has a piece of land that can be used for gardening, but it’s not possible to plant vegetables because there is no water for irrigation. The self help group also supports the less fortunate pupils in the neighboring school by paying school fees and other minor needs.

The self help group accesses water from a stream which is a 2 km away. The water from the stream is turbid hence causing recurring problems of typhoid and cholera. The stream is seasonal and does not produce enough water leading to long queuing.

The self help group has a population of 500 members; the neighboring school has a population of 1000 pupils who will be the immediate beneficiaries of the project

Community education and mobilization have begun.

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Recent Project Updates

04/26/2012: Mutono PEFA project - impact!

Following on from the community education, completion of hardware construction and the handing over ceremony, Bridge Water Project have written to us to describe the impact this project is already having on the community.

For Self Help Groups such as this one at Mutono PEFA Church, achieving project success can be such a motivation for other aspects of people’s lives. The SHG at Mutono have lots of hopes and dreams about how to improve their lives, and now that they have achieved their goal with regards to access to clean water, the sky is the limit!  

The Water Project : pump-installation-mutono-primary-1-2

04/04/2012: Mutono Pefa School & Church Group Well Completed

The new well for the Mutono Pefa School & Church Group has been completed.  We’ve just posted pictures from the final construction phase and the first day of use.

The Water Project : handing-over-mutono-primary

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 488
Install Date:  04/26/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/27/2018
Well Depth:  50.00M

Visit History:
10/03/2012 — Functional
06/03/2015 — Functional
12/17/2015 — Needs Attention
02/05/2016 — Functional
12/03/2016 — Functional
03/28/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Needs Attention
08/01/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — 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.