Msamaria Womens Group Well Project

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Latitude 0.34
Longitude 34.83

500 Served

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A new well is being dug for the Msamaria Women’s Group and the surrounding community.

The Msamaria Women’s Group is a local grass roots organization who work to support orphans and supply basic needs like food, clothing and education.  They also work within the larger community, teaching hygiene and sanitation.

Currently, the group and their community gather water from seasonal (unreliable) springs that are muddy and unprotected.  Small children are particularly vulnerable to water borne diseases that cause diarrhea and other ailments.

The larger community consists of about 2,000 people from 3 villages.  This well should meet the need of the orphans at least 750 community members.

The Msamaria Women’s Group will oversee the project.

Our implementing partner reported from the dedication ceremony… (unedited)

“22 Community members attended the ceremony on behalf of the whole community that had gone to attend the funeral ceremony. The MSAMARIA WOMEN GROUP looked to be very happy on their faces because of clean water provided.

Out of the 22 members, 13 were women, 4 were men and 5 were children. The hygiene and sanitation department of B.W.P reminded the members present to do all the practices required to maintained cleanness.

It’s glad to know that the water system is closely located next to the public road where by the passers-by will also benefit.

THE MSAMARIA (meaning the SAMARITAN WOMEN) women group, expressed there gratitude’s saying that the orphans supported by them will have a reason to smile since the water provided will greatly support them. The Orphans had gone to school at the time of handing over.

They all sung a song of joy saying ‘ASANTE YESU KWA KUWA WEWE U MWEMA’ meaning ‘THANKS JESUS BECAUSE YOU ARE GOOD.'”

Latest Updates:
9/21/2010 – Well completed – Project Dedicated
8/12/2010 – Well Pad Prep – Pictures Added
7/23/2010 – Drilling Underway – Pictures Added
7/19/2010 – Community Education in Process – Pictures Added

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 414
Install Date:  06/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/04/2017

Visit History:
10/10/2012 — Functional
05/19/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Functional
03/22/2016 — Functional
05/06/2016 — Functional
09/28/2016 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
03/08/2017 — Functional
06/22/2017 — Functional
08/04/2017 — Functional


44 individual donors
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
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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.