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The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Wazee Hukumbuka Self Help Group -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 10/23/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited): 

The proposed project is in collaboration with a self help group which is located in Butere District. The members of this self help group come from very hot and dry environment. It’s a self help group that is unique in that the old retired men decided to begin a group and brought in their spouses to complete the cycle. The group helps the community members by giving them small loans through table banking and they address food insecurity issues among other things. The  members of this group need clean water for drinking, cooking and washing. Apart from the group members, the entire community would also benefit from the source.  They are registered with the Ministry of social services and have opened an account with Butere Financial Services Association.

The self help group accesses water from river Mbaya which is 2 km away. The water from the stream is turbid and there are recurring problems of typhoid and cholera.  The stream is seasonal and does not give enough water leading to long queuing.  

The entire community has a population of 500 community members and the self help group has a membership of 50 members. 

A majority of the homes from which the self help group members come from have clean latrines.  The home compounds of this community are clean. Handwashing practice has been observed to be a challenge since water is not enough. Refuse is dumped in a composite pit dug in at least every home.

Water is greatly needed for drinking, washing, gardening and cooking. 

The Water committee to be in charge of the water system is yet to be formed, but shall be  comprised of representatives from the self help group and the community in general.

Project Updates


06/12/2012: Wazee Hukumbuka project complete

Project staff at Bridge Water Project have completed the installation of hardware, and together with the community they have held a ceremony to hand over the project.  This project is now a functioning water source. 


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05/31/2012: Water flowing at Wazee Hukumbuka!

Project staff have completed the installation of the hand pump at Wazee Hukumbuka, having test pumped the borehole and constructed the well pad last week. Water is now flowing! The handing over ceremony will take place next week.  


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05/21/2012: Drilling underwat at Wazee Hukumbuka

Drilling is currently underway at Wazee Hukumbuka, as these latest photos direct from the field show.

Great news!


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05/08/2012: Wazee Hukumbuka community education underway

Bridge Water Project are currently working alongside the community, facilitating work on hygiene promotion, household sanitation and project operation and maintenance. 


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05/02/2012: Photos uploaded of Humkumbuka Self Help Group

Bridge Water Project have sent through some photos of the community at Hukumbuka, as well as a photo of the current water source. This project is now underway and will be updated again shortly. 


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04/27/2012: Funds wired, construction to begin very soon

TWP is delighted to confirm that this project has been funded, and we are expecting our partner to send us through photographs as well as news of project activities very soon. 




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.