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The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -
The Water Project: St. James ACK -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/16/2018

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Community Profile

This new well serves nearly 600 people in the surrounding community from the grounds of St. James ACK Church near Kakamega.

This community formerly collected water from a muddy and contaminated stream about 5km away (seen below).

A water committee is in place to manage the project long term.  Our implementing team will also be ensuring that sanitation and hygiene training is made available.

 

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Project Updates

Well Completed at St. James ACK Church

Jun.28.2010

The well at St. James ACK Church near Kakamega, Kenya has been completed and handed over to the church community.

Our implementing partner reported from the ceremony…(unedited)

“Bridge Water Project officers arrived on Sunday and it was good to have the Sunday service with the Christians of St. James ACK Enanga who came in large numbers to receive their new well officially from BWP.

The Padre of the church described the well as living water that was given by Jesus Christ, as he quotes from the bible in the book of John 4:13 and there will be no thirsty, no water borne diseases to anybody who will take this water, he further said that may God bless The Water Project abundantly for them to continue blessing the needy with clean safe water all over the w world.

One of the church members who is in charge of Church Development committee described the well as a source of income to the church members, that they are going to use water from this new water source to sprinkle their crops during dry seasons and from this they will be able to raise funds to start their own small scale businesses. He also said that this new well is going to save time to the community members for them to concentrate on other activities since they will no longer walk miles away wasting time looking for dirty water. All church members were very thankful to The Water Project for providing clean water to millions of people in the world.”

Community Training at St. James Inanga

May.13.2010

Our implementing team recently spent the day with the community of St. James Inanga church in Western Kenya.  In a few weeks, this community will be receiving their new well.  To prepare them for this and to ensure the impact of the project is as great as possible, WaSH training (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) is carried out.

Here is the unedited report from the team…

The Ack church and community members came in large numbers for the Education and were willing to learn on Hygiene and sanitation. From the discussions and the picture codes most of them related to the pictures and discussed freely  on the unhealthy ways they live . This made the discussions more participatory and open.

The church leadership appreciated the education and willing to have  such sessions to the rest of the congregation and community at large since they felt most of the responsibility was in their hands. The watsan committee had already been formed we helped them to understand their responsibility as a committee. Both members appreciated the drilling of clean water at church compound since it was central for many community members.


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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


41 individual donors
Spode Elementary School