Lureko Jamia Mosque Community Well Rehabilitation Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.33
Longitude 34.46

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 proposed Lureka Jamia Mosque/Community Water Project Rehab is a hand dug well which was initiated by community members in collaboration with the neighboring Jamia mosque in the year 2006.  In the year 2007 the community sought help from well wishers who fundraised and bought a jua kali (fabricated pump) which was installed in the same year. The hand pump remained in use until the year 2009 when it developed mechanical problems after which it was dumped and later stolen by unknown people. Since then the community members have gone back to fetch water from an unprotected stream which have in turn caused them waterborne diseases like typhoid. Due to this situation, the community who are also members of the Lureko Jamia Mosque have expressed their wish for the well to be rehabilitated by installing an Affridev pump so as to enjoy good and quality water from the well.


The community currently accesses water from a stream located 11/2km away and the quality of water is not good. Turbidity value of water from the stream is 80, below the recommended standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).


The community has a population of 800 members and 300 worshipers of the neighboring Jamia Mosque.


The hygiene and sanitation of the people in the community is at risk because many have dug their latrines close to the stream which in turn contaminates the source. There are no hand washing points in the homesteads and neither do people boil nor chlorinate the water for drinking.


The project will benefit community members of Lureko  and the Jamia Mosque worshipers.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole and install an Affridev pump so as to enable the community to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.


The committee of Lureko Jamia Mosque has already appointed members among themselves who will be in charge of the water supply management committee.Bridge Water Project is working with the committee to ensure they have the capacity to manage the facility into the future. 


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09/28/2012: Project complete at Lureko Jumia Mosque

Project staff have completed this implementation, inclusive of community education, hardware and the handing over. Bridge Water staff will maintain a relationship with teh community in the coming years, and support them as they manage the facility themselves.  

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4125
Install Date:  09/28/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/25/2017
Well Depth:  20.00M

Visit History:
10/16/2012 — Functional
05/27/2015 — Needs Repair
11/18/2015 — Needs Repair
01/28/2016 — Needs Repair
02/01/2017 — Needs Attention
04/13/2017 — Needs Repair
07/25/2017 — Functional

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.