Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 250 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Aug 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/19/2023

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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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Project Photos

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.


26 individual donors