New Well in Kenya #439

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Planned Water Point

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This project is in the early stages of site selection and initial construction preparation.

During this phase, teams are working to ensure that the community is mobilized and ready for the work to commence. They may be working with them to gather supplies, prepare the site or organize a local water committee to oversee the project in the long term.

We will post specific details about the project, including locations, as they are made available by our partners.

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Project Type: Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Project type subject to change prior to completion based on community needs and geographical and hydro-geological limitations.

Every day, thousands of students head for class with no clean water. It simply can't be found.

Without access to water, education is almost impossible. Dirty water
leads to a cycle of disease, missed school days, and high drop-out
rates - especially for girls.

By helping build wells at schools, all of that changes. A simple
investment in these wells can unlock the potential of every student by
helping them stay healthy and freeing
them to remain in class.

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.