Mutsembi Nursery School Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.73

300 Served

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Drilling is complete and a new pump has been installed at the Mutsembi/Shiloh Nursery School in Western
Kenya.  Water is flowing!

This nursery school serves 35 very young children directly and the larger community of over 300.

Before this well was installed, the children only had access to water which was over 2km away.  A small stream provided water that was neither safe or clean.  Now the school has the water they need to cook and clean for the students and to provide for their families.

This project was long delayed.  We began work in this area last year.  The original implementing crew was not able to complete the project.  They were released.  Our new team returned to the site and re-assesed the project.  A rig was hired to penetrate the rock layers and the result is an excellent supply of water for this deserving school.

This work is difficult and we don’t always hit the mark on the first try.  We’re so thankful for our committed donors who provide the resources we need to get the job done right.

The next update will follow the dedication and handing over ceremony.

Additional Donors:

Federal City Alumnae Chapter – Delta Sigma Theta
Lumpkin County Middle School
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Gilbert Middle School FCCL

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 446
Install Date:  12/30/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/23/2018
Well Depth:  70.00M

Visit History:
10/01/2012 — Functional
12/16/2015 — Functional
03/22/2016 — Functional
09/30/2016 — Functional
02/06/2017 — Functional
06/29/2017 — Functional
08/01/2017 — Functional
02/23/2018 — Functional


19 individual donors
The Genesis Group
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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.