Mwitseshe Community Well Rehabilitation Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.32
Longitude 34.44

400 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 Mwitseshe Community Well is a community drilled well which was initiated by KEFINCO in the year 1984 and fitted with a NIRA pump. After being used for a long time most parts of the pump got worn out. The community was unable to replace the worn-out parts since they were not available locally. The community was forced to go back to the stream which is 2km away. This has proved to be dangerous since water from the stream is contaminated and causes water bourne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. The community has expressed their wish for the well to be rehabilitated by cleaning and installing an Affridev pump so as to access sufficient, safe and quality water supply.


Currently the community accesses water from Mwitseshe spring located 2km away. The spring is unprotected and none can guarantee the quality of water. The turbidity of the water is 45. Women and young girls have to go through a thick forest of sugarcane plantations hence not guaranteed of their security. Since the spring is open people water their livestock directly hence causing a lot of contamination and as a result many are diagnosed suffering from water bourne diseases.


The community has a population of 60-80 households who will benefit directly from the well.


The sanitation and hygiene status of the community is not well maintained as per observations made by BWP team during its visit. The home compounds are dirty and some homes lack latrines. Since water is far away from the community water usage per person per day is low.


The project will benefit members of the Mwitseshe community whereas some of them are disabled.


BWP has seen the need to consider flushing/cleaning and installing a stainless steel Affridev pump  that will enable the community to make use of water from the well for both domestic and for their livestock hence improving their livelihood, hygiene and sanitation status.


The BWP will facilitate formation of Mwitseshe community water committee prior to the implementation of the rehab project. We shall ensure that the group is registered with Social Services Department and open a bank account in the group’s name where money collected from water consumers will be safeguarded for water supply maintainance.

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Recent Project Updates

10/11/2012: Mwitseshe project complete, water flowing!

Bridge Water Project have completed hardware installation at Mwitseshe, and the project is now functioning. Project staff report that the community is prepared to look after the pump, and are very keen to take responsibility for it’s operation and maintenance. Excellent news! 

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09/28/2012: Rehab ongoing at Mwitseshe

We’ve been sent an update from Kenya, and these photos show the rehabilitation of the well on going. 

The Water Project : mwitseshe-community-water-project-1-2 The Water Project : mwitseshe-community-water-project-5

09/18/2012: Community education at Mwitseshe

Take a look at these photos. Looks like the team had a great turn out at Mwisheshe as the hygiene and sanitation training got under way. 

The Water Project : mwitseshe-community-well-water-project-community-education-11-2 The Water Project : mwitseshe-community-well-water-project-community-education-17

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4126
Install Date:  10/12/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/28/2017
Well Depth:  52.00M

Visit History:
10/16/2012 — Functional
05/27/2015 — Functional
11/18/2015 — Unknown
02/01/2016 — Needs Attention
03/28/2017 — 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.