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The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
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The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
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The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
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The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
The Water Project: Mutsuma Primary School -
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Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: The Water Promise - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jun 2015

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 07/16/2019

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Community Profile

This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them (edited for clarity):

BACKGROUND

Mutsuma Primary School is a mixed day primary, started in the year 1947 under the sponsorship of Friends African Missions. The school was started as a result of the community interest, whereby people donated their land for education purposes. The school has a secondary school which was started by the community initiative. In the year 1987, the Kenya Finland (KEFINCO) drilled a borehole in the school with an aim of enabling the school to get access to clean and quality water and also to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions of the entire school and the surrounding community. The well records a total depth of 42M and its static water level (WRSL) is 23 M. It was developed and cased using 4” steel casings. The borehole was then installed a Nira pump which served well until 2012 when it failed to work after many trials of repairing. Since then, the school has experienced a difficult time to access clean and safe water. This is because, there are no spare parts found locally.

When the school management committee heard of BWP improving the existing water points in the region, they decided to make an application to BWP office requesting for rehabilitation of their school water point.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The school currently accesses water from Shinanyenze (ghost) spring which is protected and is 1.5 km away from the school compound. The water level of this spring, during long dry spells, diminishes radically, causing the pupils and community members to scramble to other areas to fetch water. During last dry season, the community members could not allow the pupils to access the water point because the water was inadequate.

Due to these challenges, the school is in a dire situation whereby the pupils are forced to carry water from their homes on daily basis. As a result, the pupils waste a lot of time out of class hence affecting their academic performance. No one guarantees the quality of water that pupils fetch from sources at such time of water scarcity.

POPULATION

Mutsuma primary school has a population of 500 pupils (270 girls and 230 boys), 16 teachers (7 men and 9 women) and 3 subordinate staff.

HYGIENE & SANITATION

The school’s hygiene status of the school needs a close attention since the ratio of pupils to the toilets is low. 6 are for girls, 4 for boys and 2 latrines for teachers. The latrines are washed three times per week by the pupils

Even though the school has a teacher in charge of hygiene and sanitation, no hand washing practice is done both in primary.

There is a composite which is used for dumping litter.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the proposed project is rehabilitated, the immediate beneficiaries will be Mutsuma primary school pupils, teachers and the entire community.

ACCESSING THE NEED

Water is needed for cleaning, drinking, cooking and tree planting (nursery beds).

There is need to rehabilitate Mutsuma primary well so that the hygiene and sanitation status to be improved with the availability of the water. Also the school may start economic generation activities such as tree nursery.

WATER COMMITTEE
A water committee is already in place and requires capacity building which will be conducted by BWP on maintaining and sustaining the water point.

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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.


Contributors

William and Jean Hogwood
King David High School
Beach Middle School
Lamar High School
Kucera Family Foundation
United Church of Christ - Stanfordville NY
9 individual donor(s)