Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project

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Latitude 0.14
Longitude 34.62

500 Served

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Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited): 

The proposed project is a community which is located in Khwisero area. The community experiences water shortage during long dry spells since the streams usually dry up and community members walk long distances in search of water.   Lack of access to water is  a very big issue in this community. Women we met expressed how they spend most of their time looking for water other than getting their daily work accomplished. 

The community currently accesses water from Yala River which 2km away. The river is contaminated due to human activities. Problems of cholera and typhoid have been reported in the area due to consumption of contaminated water from the river.   

The community has a population of 680 people and the local school that has 850 pupils will also be served by this project.

The hygiene and sanitation condition of this community is average and the school is also trying but given water they would stand up well. As we interacted with the community and the pupils we came to ask them about their hygiene situations.

The community and school will make up committee that would oversee the running of the water system.The project will greatly be of help to the pupils and the community in general. Water is highly needed for drinking, washing, cleaning and irrigation. 

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Recent Project Updates

06/12/2012: Eshibinga project complete!

Bridge Water Project have handed over the project hardware to Eshibinga community. The hardware phase of this project is complete, and water is flowing. 

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05/31/2012: Pump installed at Eshibinga

The project team have test pumped the well, constructed the well pad, let it cure, and now installed the handpump at Eshibinga. We now have water flowing at this site! Check back for news of the handover ceremony coming soon. 

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05/14/2012: Eshibinga drilling underway!

Drilling is well underway at Eshibinga, as we can see from the photos Bridge Water Project have sent through! Great news! 

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05/08/2012: Community Education ongoing at Eshibinga

Participative community education is now underway with the community at Eshibinga, with the focus on hygiene promotion, household sanitation and project management.  

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05/02/2012: Eshibinga photos uploaded

Our partner has sent through these initial photos showing some of the community members at Eshibinga. We expect more reports to come through shortly as this project is now underway.  

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04/27/2012: Eshibinga construction to start

Funds have been wired to our partner in Western Kenya, and we are expecting news of community education and construction in the coming days. Photos are on there way also!  

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 491
Install Date:  06/12/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/05/2018

Visit History:
10/11/2012 — Functional
05/28/2015 — Needs Attention
04/28/2016 — Functional
08/01/2016 — Functional
12/05/2016 — Functional
04/04/2017 — Functional
04/19/2017 — Functional
03/05/2018 — 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.