Hirumbi Primary School Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.27
Longitude 34.74

500 Served

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A new well will be provided to this primary school near Kakamega, Kenya.

The students currently access water from a river, nearly 4km away.  This water source is contaminated by sewage and by cattle that also drink from the same river. The students and teachers spoke of recent typhoid outbreaks and regular stomach ailments.

The new water source will serve both the school and local community.  The school management committee will oversee the project.

Latest Update:

8/12/2010 Pump Installation – Pictures Added
7/23/2010 Drilling in Progress – Picture Added

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Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Hirumbi, Kakamega Central
ProjectID: 410
Install Date:  08/20/2010


3 individual donors
First Christian Church
Eastern Primary School
Chadwick School

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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.