Emukhuwa Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.26
Longitude 34.41

500 Served

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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:


The proposed water project is a KEFINCO well drilled during the year 1992 at Emukhuwa community and an Affridev pump was installed during the inception. Three years later the pump was stolen by unknown people since there wasn’t much security for the pump. In the year 1996, Emukhuwa Primary School was started by the concerted efforts of community members who bought the land consisting of the proposed well to be rehabilitated. The school has day and night guard and this is a sign of assurance that when BWP rehabilitates the well, it is no longer going to be vandalized.


Pupils carry water to school from a protected stream which is 2km away. Its turbidity value an acceptable NTU value (5) only that during long dry spells pupils have to queue for a long time, and conflict has arisen with community members competing for the same supply.


The school has a population of 800 pupils and 20 teachers and three non-teaching staff whereas there’s estimated population of 180 households. 


The hygiene and sanitation of the school is poor. The pupils clean their classes and latrines once a week which is not healthy. There are no hand washing points for both pupils and teachers in the school.


The project will greatly benefit the pupils, teachers and the entire community of Emukhuwa.


There is need to rehabilitate this well since it’s a valuable investment given to the entire community for their livelihood. Pupils have to go a long way to bring water to the school for their lunch programme and for the cleaning of the classrooms. It will also save time wasted by pupils while fetching water, which could otherwise be used productively for study. 


The BWP Staff will ensure that the water committee is established and trained before the implementation of the proposed rehab project.


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Recent Project Updates

10/05/2012: Emukhuwa Handing over ceremony

Bridge Water Project have completed the hardware installation at Emukhuwa, and the project has been handed over to the community for ongoing management. The pump is now serving the community. Excellent news!  

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09/28/2012: Community education and pump installation at Emukhuwa

Project staff have completed the community education at Emukhuwa, and installed the hand pump. They are making good progress on this project! 

The Water Project : emukhuwa-primary-community-education-3-2 The Water Project : pump-installation-emukhuwa-primary-school-9-2

09/24/2012: Community Education at Emukhuwa

The children at Emukhuwa have been leaning about hygiene and sanitation. These few photos show some of the kids in class. Hand washing is a major focus of these sessions. 

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4124
Install Date:  10/05/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 03/08/2018
Well Depth:  40.00M


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:
10/16/2012 — Functional
05/27/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Needs Attention
01/24/2016 — Functional
08/05/2016 — Needs Repair
12/03/2016 — Functional
04/04/2017 — Functional
04/11/2017 — Functional
03/08/2018 — Needs Repair

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.