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The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -
The Water Project: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 0 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jan 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 05/25/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

This project will be implemented by our partner Bridge Water Project in Kakamega, Western Kenya. They have sent us this initial report. 
Shimache ACK Church and the surrounding community will greatly benefit from having access to safe and clean water. The church serves a community of 200 people as well as a sunday school for 200 children. 

CURRENT WATER SOURCE 

The church access water 2 km away. The stream is seasonal and it’s contaminated with animal waste and runoff water from the rain during rain seasons. There is also overpopulation at the source since the community at large depends on the same source. The stream serves 800-1000 people of the community. There have been cases of water borne diseases like diarrhea in the community surrounding the church.

POPULATION

The A.C.K church has a population of 300 grown up Christians and 200 Sunday school children. The surrounding community will also have access to the water source. We estimate there to be around 1000 community members who will use this facility.

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

At least the church members have improved their hygiene and sanitation condition .The church has a latrine in the compound. The compound is kept clean at all time. The community department is looking forward to working with the community and the church on more hygiene and sanitation practices.

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Project Updates


01/11/2012: Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well complete and functioning

Bridge Water Project have completed the installation of an Afridev handpump at the site, and the well is now providing clean water to the people at Shiamache. This is great news! We are delighted that BWP and the community have been able to work together on this project, and that the hardware aspect of the work is now complete. 


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12/19/2011: Shiamache pad construction underway

We had word from BWP today that the pad has been constructed at Shiamache, and that they will be installing the handpump just as soon as the concrete work has cured. This is great news, and points to another successful project undertaken by our partners in Western Kenya. Excellent!   


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12/14/2011: Water struck at Shiamache!

We’ve had news today that Bridge Water Project have successfully struck water at the site, and that the borehole is now being developed. This is great news! We look forward to sharing the next step just as soon as the water source has been developed and the handpump installed. 


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11/22/2011: Shiamache Community education under way!

We’ve just received these pictures of community hygiene and sanitation education on-going at Shiamache. We are expecting drilling to commence very shortly and look forward to the next update. 


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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.



Sponsors

ST. Luke's UCC