Shughulika Women's Group Water Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.59

500 Served

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


The Shughulika Women Self Help Group is a registered self help group started in 2008 by the Ministry of Gender, Sports and Social Services. The group is active with a membership of 31 women who are widows as a result of HIV/AIDS prevalence. The Shughulika women group since 2008 started poultry farming as an income generating activity (IGA) and they managed to attract investment from the local government. 

The group then bought some dairy animals for milk production so as to generate more income that is aiming at improving their lives and for their families as well. The group cares for people living with HIV/AIDS, orphaned children education needs besides others. (OVC Programme).

Shughulika Women Group has a well drilled by Kenya Finland Company in the village where they live. The well identification number is C8806 of 1990. During the inception of this well a NIRA pump was installed and it has served the entire community to date and now its worn out parts can’t be found locally. The pump’s PVC rods are often dropping in the hole and then it becomes a great challenge to the entire community to draw water from the well.

Shughulika Women Group has identified BWP as a partner who they can work with to find a solution to their well’s pump problem.


The women depend on the same well since there is no other alternative source in the area.


There is an estimated projected population of 1,000 people who are beneficiaries of the proposed well rehab.


The sanitation and hygiene status of the homes where the group serves is good since almost every home has a latrine pit, utensils, washing stands and clotheslines, and the environmental sanitation is good. 


The Shughulika Women Group and the entire community of Mwituha will be beneficiaries.


BWP has seen the need to consider Shughulika Women Group for a possible donation of a new Affridev pump. A good pump will enable the group to make use of water from the well for both domestic and for their livestock hence improving their health status and high production in their income generating activities (IGA).


The group has a water committee that is organized in that they have already opened a bank account with Equity Bank Mumias branch where their money is banked.


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Recent Project Updates

08/23/2012: Shughulika well rehabilitation complete!

Shughulika Women’s Group and project staff have completed the well rehabilitation, and all have taken part in a handing over ceremony. The well is now functioning and providing the community with access to clean and safe water. This has been an excellent and highly time efficient project! Well done everyone! 

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 499
Install Date:  08/23/2012

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 02/27/2018

Visit History:
12/17/2015 — Functional
02/05/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
12/19/2016 — Functional
03/28/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Functional
08/01/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Functional


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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.