Emulundu Community

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Latitude 0.24
Longitude 34.17

500 Served

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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.

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Butsotso South, Kakamega
ProjectID: 408
Install Date:  07/28/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/28/2018
Well Depth:  90.00M

Visit History:
10/03/2012 — Functional
05/15/2015 — Needs Attention
10/27/2015 — Needs Attention
09/21/2016 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Needs Attention
03/27/2017 — Functional
06/28/2017 — Needs Repair
07/28/2017 — Functional
02/28/2018 — Functional


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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.