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: 04/17/2024

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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 Type

Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute! Learn more here!


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