Sokone School & Community Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.23
Longitude 34.55

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Updated with new photos 12/31/2009

A new well is now under construction complete in
the community of Sokone in Western Kenya.  This well will serve the
community of about 600 people and a local school.

Sokone is about 20km from Kakamega in the Central Butsatso Area.
Previously, the community fetched water from a stream about 2km away.
It, like most streams, is unprotected and shared by livestock.  The
water is not safe.

The community has mobilized a water committee of 2 men and 5 women
who together with the village have collected the $300USD needed for the
initial surveys and permits.

In the video here, a woman from the community demonstrates what fetching water is was like for hundreds of women in this community.


Recent Project Updates

01/18/2011: Sokone Well Revisited and Repaired

Our team recently stopped by the Sokone Well Project, originally installed in 2009.  They spent some time walking the community through a sanitation and hygiene training session.  They also inspected the well and discovered it required new rods to be brought up to our standards.  They began the repair process while they were on site.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Sokone, Kenya
ProjectID: 30
Install Date:  12/31/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/27/2018

Visit History:
10/12/2012 — Functional
12/17/2015 — Functional
02/05/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
11/28/2016 — Functional
12/02/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Functional


Gift Date Between 06/08/2009 — 06/28/2009

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Delta Sigma Theta
Fort Washington Alumni Chapter – Temple Hills, MD

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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.