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The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -
The Water Project: Eshibinga Community Water Supply Project -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2012

Functionality Status:  Under Community Care

Last Checkup: 06/06/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

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. 

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!  




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.