Nabongo Primary School Well - Kenya

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.29
Longitude 34.74

500 Served

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A new well is now operational at Nabongo Primary School.

This school serves 1,630 Pupils with 57 staff members.

The school children used to gather water from a small stream which is contaminated with raw sewage and by latrines close to the stream. The stream is also contaminated by people bathing in it. The stream dries up during the dry seasons.

The new hand pump will be managed by the school project management team which is already in place.

Our implementing partner reported that…

“The school’s response was so positive and with joy. The students promised to do well in their studies with this new water source near them. Most of them said they will be best positions in their end year exams. They were happy that their level of hygiene has been enhanced. They are very thankful to the Water Project.”

Our partner’s hygiene and sanitation manager said “The school has enough latrines for boys and girls. The latrines are washed by a man who is employed by the school management. The school compound is cleaned up by pupils. At least all children don’t go bare foot in the latrines. The school has the correct disposal for rubbish. On my visit, I taught the pupils about their body hygiene and encouraged them to maintain it.”


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Drilling complete in Nabongo


Drilling began this week at the Nabongo School. Our team sent along these pictures.

They found water at 16 meters and drilled to 21 meters.

The borehole is now drilled and cased, cement works complete and it is curing at present. The Afridev handpump has been purchased and is awaiting installation.

Sanitation training at Nabongo


Our team in Kakamega was out recently with the students at the Nabongo Primary School preparing them for their upcoming well project.

Before a well is constructed, our partners spend time training the community or school in proper sanitation and hygiene.

Teaching why dirty water makes one sick is an important part of the process.

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 419
Install Date:  04/21/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Last Visit: 02/27/2018
Well Depth:  70.00M

Visit History:
10/01/2012 — Functional
07/06/2015 — Functional
03/22/2016 — Functional
08/17/2016 — Functional
08/17/2016 — Functional
12/13/2016 — Needs Attention
03/24/2017 — Functional
06/27/2017 — Needs Attention
08/01/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Needs Attention


4 individual donors
Arkansas Walk for Water
Calvary Baptist Church

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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.