Bukaya Community Well Rehabilitation Project



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.25
Longitude 34.43

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

The Proposed Bukaya Community Well Water Project Rehab is a drilled well which was initiated by KEFINCO in the year 1983 and fitted with an Indian Mark II pump. The pump served for sometime but got spoilt and eventually was vandalized by unknown people. Since then, the community members have had to go back and get water from an unprotected spring called Maero spring. Members of this community have expressed their wish of rehabilitating the well by installing an Affridev pump so as to help them access quality and safe water for their domestic use.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The community currently gets water from Maero spring which is seasonal and it is 2km away from the community. The spring is down in a steep valley that is a really heavy burden to climb while carrying water containers. The turbidity value is 45 hence not guaranteeing the quality of the water.

POPULATION

The community has a population of 60 households and 600 pupils from the neighboring Bukaya Primary School.

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

The hygiene and sanitation of this community is good since every home has a clean compound, latrine and a compost pit. BWP staff while carrying on the baseline survey interviewed the village elder and ascertained that every home has adhered to hygiene standards despite their water problem.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the project is rehabilitated the community and Bukaya Primary School will be the direct beneficiaries.

ASSESSING THE NEED

The Bridge Water Project has assessed and seen that there’s need to rehabilitate the well so that the community can have access to clean water for their domestic use.  BWP therefore proposes rehabilitating the Bukaya Community Well so as to enable the school and community to have an access to quality water and improve their hygiene standards.

WATER COMMITTEE

The first step in the process of implementing this rehab project, BWP officers will facilitate the formation of a water committee that will be in charge of their community well to ensure proper management for sustainability of the rehabilitated well.


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Recent Project Updates


10/19/2012: Bukaya Project complete

Bridge Water Project have confirmed that Bukaya Community Well is now functional after the rehabilitation process, and has been handed over to the community. 

This project has been a great success. Bridge Water will maintain contact with the community and ensure that ongoing management is successful in the long term. 


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09/18/2012: Hygiene Promotion at Bukaya Community

Bridge Water have been busy the last few days working with the people of Bukaya community on key hygiene and sanitation messages.   


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  
ProjectID: 4123
Install Date:  10/20/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 07/31/2017
Well Depth:  47.00M

Visit History:
10/16/2012 — Functional
05/27/2015 — Functional
11/06/2015 — Needs Repair
01/24/2016 — Needs Repair
08/05/2016 — Needs Repair
02/24/2017 — Functional
04/10/2017 — Needs Attention
07/24/2017 — Functional
07/31/2017 — Functional




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Country Details

Kenya

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.