Emusembe Church

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Wells for Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.69

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

A new well is now in place at the Emusembe Church near Kakamega, Kenya.  This well serves up to 1,000 people in this relatively densely populated area of Kenya.

Our implementing partner noted at the handing over ceremony…

“The community / Church response was so positive and with joy. Members promised to start generating projects with this new water source. They were happy that they will no longer walk miles away looking for dirty water. They really wish The Water Project blessings so that they continue providing other communities that need clean and safe water.”

Our partner in the field reported prior to the installation…

“The the community members relied on water supply from a poorly protected spring located fairly far away from their homes (pictured below). They also gathered water from a stream which dries up during dry season and
in otherwise contaminated. This is supplemented by the water collected from roof catchment. These sources are inadequate and are susceptible to vagaries of weather.”

A water committee (WATSAN) had been formed and these community members are helping with implementation.  They will manage the water project going forward.

Technical Notes:

Geology The sub-surface geology of the project area comprises of intrusive rock, outcrops of these granite are noted within the vicinity confirming them as the host rock.

Recommended drilling depth – 50 metres


Expected yield – Ranges from 1-2 m3/hr, but this is likely to improve with careful construction and proper well development.

Attached is the photograph showing the drilling process as the 401 PAT drill rig hammers granite rock producing smoke.

Full Well Report is Pending as of April 16th, 2010

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 405
Install Date:  04/15/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/23/2018
Well Depth:  150.00M

Visit History:
05/18/2015 — Functional
02/22/2016 — Needs Attention
07/22/2016 — Needs Attention
10/08/2016 — Functional
03/31/2017 — Functional
06/29/2017 — Functional
07/27/2017 — Functional
02/23/2018 — 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.