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The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -
The Water Project: Lusohko Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Program: IcFEM Water Projects

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Oct 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

This project is part of IcFEM’s WaSH program, which includes multiple water source schemes as well as substantial community level hygiene promotion, and training on project operation and maintenance.

What follows is a brief project outline direct from our partner:

Brief Background:  The school is situated in Lusokho village, Karima sub-location, Mbakalo location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like maize, beans, tomatoes, vegetables and keeping of livestock to sustain their families.

The area is endowed with sufficient amounts of rainfall (between 750mm and 1,500mm per annum). However, availability of water for domestic use is a major challenge to the residents who rely on wells and seasonal rivers to get water.

Lusokho Primary school is a new school with about 1,250 pupils; a large number considering that the school has no water within its compound. The pupils get water from a spring 3 kilometres away from the school. Sanitation and hygiene are therefore a long shot for the locals and the school community. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)

The LTU benefited from the WASH training in the first Phase but the integration of the lessons learnt is dependent on availability of water. The residents have received the news of the possibility of doing a water harvesting project in the school with great joy and relief.

Project Updates


11/04/2013: Update From Lusokho

We wanted to pass on to you the latest update we have received from the Lusokho Primary School in Kenya, where a rainwater harvesting system was recently constructed.  The report below is from our partner in the field (edited for clarity):

Brief Background:  The school is situated in Lusokho village, Karima sub-location, Mbakalo location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like maize, beans, tomatoes, vegetables and keeping of livestock to sustain their families.

The area is endowed with sufficient amounts of rainfall (between 750mm and 1,500mm per annum). However, availability of water for domestic use is a major challenge to the residents who rely on wells and seasonal rivers to get water.

Lusokho Primary school is a new school with about 1,250 pupils; a large number considering that the school has no water within its compound. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.) The classrooms are dusty with no desks for the pupils who have to sit on the floor during lessons. The pupils have to fetch water from a spring 3 kilometres away from the school.

The LTU benefitted from the WASH training in the first Phase but the integration of the lessons learnt is dependent on availability of water. The residents have received the news of the possibility of doing a water-harvesting project in the school with great joy and relief.

JULY 2013

Contractors carried out the construction of the water-harvesting scheme in July. The community was very proactive in assisting the setting of the base of the water tank, fixing of the gutters and final installation of the water tank.

A handover ceremony is being organised by the community but they are already enjoying the water resource in the school. Sanitation and hygiene standards have also reportedly improved since the completion of the project.   

The school and the surrounding villages have benefitted from several previous WASH trainings in the past and the coming of the project will reinforce and help to integrate the lessons learnt due to availability of water. 


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10/03/2013: Work Completed at Lusokho Primary School

We are excited to report that the work to construct a rainwater harvesting system at Lusokho Primary School is completed!  We just posted a new set of pictures showing the completed project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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08/19/2013: Water Coming To Lusokho Primary School

We are excited to announce that work has begun to bring a new source of safe, clean water to Lusokho Primary School in Kenya.  The rainwater harvesting system will be a dependable source of this critical resource.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.


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Project Photos


Project Type

Rainwater Catchment

Rainwater is collected off strategic areas of a roof, enters a custom guttering system (which filters out debris) and leads to a storage tank. Tanks can vary in sizes and are determined by population and average rainfall patterns. Water can be stored for months, is easily treated in the tank, and is accessible through taps. These projects are implemented at schools with proper roof lines and gutter systems to make them successful.