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The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -
The Water Project: Emulundu Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 10/23/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

This new well serves nearly 700 people in the Emulundu Community is Western Kenya.

Previously this community drew their only water from a muddy and contaminated stream over 3km away (seen below).  Children spent more then an hour every day hauling this unsafe water back and forth.

The new water source will help reduce sickness, and will return valuable time back to the children and women in the community.  It will also help irrigate crops and water livestock increasing food security.

Our implementing partner worked to establish that the water committee is active and involved in this project and they will take responsibility for ensuring good sanitation and hygiene training takes place as well.

Handing Over Report (filed by implementing partner, unedited):

Through the chairman Joel Lime he thanked Bridge water for providing the community with clean and safe water for drinking and that some of the diseases that have been affecting them through contaminated water will not be there anymore and they sung happily saying that this diseases are already gone due to clean and safe water.

Due to availability of water the group has already started planting Bananas as the groups project from the run off water from the week and already preparing land to start planting different vegetables for the dry season a head and this was really encouraging.

The group is energized and willing to venture into more projects that will benefit the entire community due to availability of water in their community. Long Life Bridge water they sung happily.

Original Project Timeline:
7/28/2010 – Project handed over to community. Pictures and report added
7/20/2010 – Pump installation completed. – Picture Added.
6/21/2010 – Drilling is
complete.  Awaiting pump installation.
6/7/2010 – The
community is currently working with the drill team to prepare the site
for drilling.

Project Updates


08/02/2011: Emulundu Community Well is Deepened

In July 2010, TWP installed a well at the Emulundu Community
near Kakamega, Kenya.  About a year later, and as a likely result of the
severe droughts gripping this part of East Africa, the well began to
run dry.

When our implementing partner revisited the project
recently, it became clear that this project would need some additional
interventions to ensure a year-round water supply.  So, we worked with
our partner to develop a plan to deepen this well.

This community water project is a great example of the need to revisit and
checkup on former projects.  Because we were able to do so, clean safe
water will continue to flow here.  We are thankful to our supporters who
see the value in funding both long term follow up and when needed, the
repairs to get a project back online.

Today, we’ve posted pictures of the deepening efforts at the clinic.


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Project Photos


Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.



Sponsors


1 individual donors
Shiloh Middle School
Canmore Colleigate High School
Trinity Eight's Fundraising Page