St. Thomas ACK Church - Lunza

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.23
Longitude 34.54

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

A new well has just been completed at the St. Thomas ACK Church in
Lunza.  This well is located about 30 km from Kakamega, Kenya.

The well serves the 520 church members in addition to the entire
surrounding community.  The church is a convenient and publicly
accessible location for this well.

In the video, you’ll meet Mildred, a mother of triplets who today is
benefiting from this new, clean and safe source of drinking water.

A water committee of 4 men and 5 women oversee the project and will help ensure its long-term sustainability.

Prior to the well being installed, members of this community walked
at least 2km to a passing stream nearby where the water was neither
clean or safe.


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Recent Project Updates

01/17/2011: St. Thomas ACK Community Revisted

Our team recently revisited the St. Thomas ACK water project.  The community was led in a sanitation and hygiene training session and the team later inspected the well installed in 2009.  They discovered that, as with other wells installed by the same team two years ago, this well needed new internal rods to be brought up to our standards.  They began repairs while on site.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Lunza, Kenya
ProjectID: 45
Install Date:  11/03/2009

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/28/2017
Well Depth:  36.00M

Visit History:
10/12/2012 — Functional
05/15/2015 — Functional
06/03/2015 — Needs Attention
12/17/2015 — Needs Attention
02/04/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
11/28/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — Functional


Gift Date Between 05/14/2009 — 06/06/2009

Individual Donations:  May 14th, 2009 - June 6th, 2009
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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.