St. James ACK

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Wells for Kenya

Latitude 0.17
Longitude 34.59

500 Served

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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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Well Completed at St. James ACK Church


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


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.

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Emalindi Sub-Location, Kisa
ProjectID: 409
Install Date:  06/15/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 03/05/2018
Well Depth:  50.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
10/11/2012 — Functional
05/28/2015 — Functional
11/03/2015 — Needs Attention
04/28/2016 — Needs Attention
11/28/2016 — Functional
04/04/2017 — Needs Attention
04/19/2017 — Needs Repair
06/14/2017 — Functional
09/19/2017 — Functional
03/05/2018 — Needs Repair


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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.