Shiambula Community Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.29
Longitude 34.67

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

This community is located in the Shiunzu Sub. Location in Western Kenya, about 14km Kakamega.

The water project will serve a total of 653 (corrected 8/10) people
in the surrounding area.  A water committee consisting of 5 men and 4
women has been formed and the community has contributed about $300USD
to acquire surveys and permits for the new well.

The current water source is a passing stream about 5 km from the community.  The water quality is poor.

* # of beneficiaries updated after a house to house survey was completed

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 42
Install Date:  08/31/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 05/14/2015

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
05/14/2015 — Needs Repair


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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.