St. Paul's Emulakah Secondary School Well

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.37
Longitude 34.73

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

The water project at St. Paul’s Emulakah Secondary School actually began over a year ago.  The initial site survey indicated that over 680 students at this school relied on water from a very shallow, and unreliable hand dug well.

The original drilling crew started this project and quickly encountered hard rocky formations that made it nearly impossible for their smaller rig to break through.  The relatively shallow well they left in place was simply not adequate.

The team revisited the site recently to reassess the situation and work to improve the project.

They were able to contract with a much more powerful drill rig and we have re-invested the time and expense needed to properly finish this project.  It ended up costing more than we’d like, but will be worth it in the long run.

The construction preceded the community training on this project, so though it is marked complete as of 9/8/2010, the team is still conducting community development and hygiene and sanitation training.  We’ll have pictures of that soon.


9/12/2010 – Community Education Pictures Added

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 458
Install Date:  09/08/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 06/02/2015
Well Depth:  50.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
10/03/2012 — Needs Repair
06/02/2015 — Needs Repair


4 individual donors
Curtisville Christian Church
First United Methodist Church - Elizabeth
West Philadelphia Catholic High School
CS Cares
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

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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.