Wambenge Community Well

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Latitude 0.11
Longitude 34.79

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Bridge Water Project are working with the people of Wambenge Community on this project, and we pleased to be able to support them. What follows is direct from our partners:

The proposed project is a community that is highly populated. People from this community are mainly small scale farmers. This community has a big problem in terms of water since the sources around is unreliable and contaminated. The inhabitants of this community have been exposed to diseases like typhoid, cholera and dysentery as result of dirty water. Children from this community are forced to walk long distances looking for water. This wastes a lot of time and they have little or no time for studies.

This community greatly needs water.


The community currently accesses Musava spring water 1km away. The spring has a problem of low recharge of water. Due to the problems encountered, there has been a problem of diarrhoea and typhoid diseases.

The Musava spring dries up in dry seasons. The spring is contaminated by human activities like tea farming hence the spring is located on the lower side of the land. The stream is also contaminated with cattle drinking water from the stream and bathing activities.


The community has a population of 800-1000 people most of them being the old and children. The community has several churches, and they will also have access to the new water source.


The hygiene and sanitation condition in the community largely ok since people in the community observe it. At least every homestead has the required hygiene and sanitation facilities. The community will benefit greatly from a hygiene promotion campaign.


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Recent Project Updates

12/06/2011: Wambenge handpump installed and water flowing!

Bridge Water Project have confirmed that the handpump has been successfully installed at Wambenge, and that water is now flowing for the people there. This project has been a great success in the hardware development stage. From here, Bridge Water Project will keep in close contact with the water management committee, and work with them as they build their capacity and manage the water project themselves. A great story so far! 

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11/28/2011: New photos of progress at Wambenge

We’ve just received these photos showing construction of the well pad at Wambenge. The team at Bridge Water Project are progressing well and the hardware stage of this project is nearing completion.  

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11/22/2011: Drilling successful at Wambenge!

We are happy to pass on news of drilling success at Wambenge. The team have hit water, and are now in the process of test pumping and ascertaining the yield of the well. This is great news, and we are delighted!  

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11/14/2011: Community Education underway at Wambenge

This morning we received some photos from Bridge Water Project, showing the community hygiene promotion sessions underway. We’ve put in a lot fo work helping the staff at BWP get up to speed on the ‘softer’ side of water projects, and it’s great to see it in action! 

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4012
Install Date:  12/06/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/01/2018
Well Depth:  45.00M

Visit History:
10/10/2012 — Functional
11/03/2015 — Functional
05/19/2016 — Functional
09/16/2016 — Functional
12/04/2016 — Functional
04/03/2017 — Functional
07/03/2017 — Functional
11/08/2017 — Functional
03/01/2018 — 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.