Eshisaba Residents Self Help Group Well Project

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Latitude 0.24
Longitude 34.55

250 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

A new well has been dug for a rural community in Western Kenya.

The Eshisaba Self Help group is a grass-roots organization that works within their local community to provide basic health needs.  They also run a small nursery school.

Formerly, this community gathered water from an unprotected spring over 4km away (seen below)

The new water source will meet the needs of the entire community.  And the accompanying sanitation and hygiene training will go a long way toward improving overall health.

The well will also allow families to plant small gardens, improving food security as well.

The project will be overseen by the group.

Well Dedication Report as filed by our implementer (unedited)

This is one of the sites that real needed water and as we did community education you could hear and see the need they had so as we want to hand over the well the community members were real grateful for Bridge Water providing clean water and the education we provided and as a result the youths have come together to begin discussing on how best they can utilize the water which for me was real positive ideas.

The chairman of the water committee appreciated for everything that Bridge Water had done to the community. One of the oldest woman appreciated the fact that water was now near and it was now upon them organize themselves in often development activities.

Latest Updates:

8/12/2010 – Well Completed – Report and Pictures Added
7/19/2010 – Community Education in Process – Pictures Added
7/14/2010 – Drilling is underway – Pictures Added

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Butere, Western Kenya
ProjectID: 415
Install Date:  08/12/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/27/2018
Well Depth:  50.00M

Visit History:
10/12/2012 — Functional
05/15/2015 — Functional
12/17/2015 — Functional
02/04/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
11/28/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Needs Attention
04/25/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Functional


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.