Shiamache ACK Church and Community Well

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Latitude 0.27
Longitude 34.54

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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. 


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.


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.


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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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4013
Install Date:  01/11/2012

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Last Visit: 03/07/2018

Visit History:
10/13/2012 — Functional
06/03/2015 — Functional
12/17/2015 — Functional
02/04/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
12/06/2016 — Functional
02/22/2017 — Functional
07/14/2017 — Functional
07/26/2017 — Functional
03/07/2018 — 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.