All Saints ACK Makunga Well Rehabilitation Project

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.30
Longitude 34.63

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 All Saints A.C.K Makunga water project rehab is an Anglican Church of Kenya water project which was dug by the support of the church members. It is a 60ft hand dug well that does not have a hand pump. They are currently using a string and bucket to fetch water from the well which is not hygienic. The church administration visited Bridge Water Project and requested for a hand pump to be installed on their well. The church operates a compassion programme for the vulnerable children from the entire parish, who normally gather on the church compound on every Saturday for various programmes i.e. guiding and counseling, tuition among other support which they can’t otherwise afford on their own.


The church is currently relying on the same well for water. They draw using a bucket that is tied on a rope made of sisal.


There are 297 children from the community, 10 volunteer compassion staff, the church congregation and the surrounding Makunga community of an estimated value of 250 people. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)


The hygiene and sanitation of this church and the children is good. The compound is kept clean. The kitchen is also kept clean. The children have also been taught to look clean and presentable and neat.


The church members and the children supported will be the greatest beneficiaries if this project when it is complete.


There is need to rehabilitate this well by putting an Affridev pump to enable the community to fetch water easily and avoid contamination of the water by using a bucket and rope.


Already there’s a water committee capable of maintaining the supply when the pump is installed, but BWP intends to further develop their capacity during the project .

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Recent Project Updates

01/16/2013: Project Completed At A.C.K. Makunga

We are excited to report that the project at A.C.K. Makunga has been completed and the finished well has been handed over to the community.  Below are the latest pictures from the site showing the handing-over ceremony.  

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12/07/2012: Test pumping and pump installation complete at All Saints ACK

Bridge Water Project have forwarded to us pictures showing the well being test pumped and the hand pump being installed. The team will be back on site soon to complete the process and hand over the project to the community.  Excellent progress! 

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11/30/2012: Hygiene Promotion at All Saints ACK

We’ve received an update from Bridge Water Project detailing the hygiene promotion sessions going on at All Saints. The children are learning about the importance of good hygiene as everyone prepares for the hardware rehabilitation.  

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11/13/2012: All Saints ACK Project underway!

Bridge Water Project have commenced project activities with All Saints ACK and Makunga community. This project is now underway, and will be updated soon with project news from the field!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4132
Install Date:  01/16/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/27/2018
Well Depth:  20.00M

Visit History:
07/17/2014 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Functional
02/23/2016 — Needs Attention
09/28/2016 — Needs Repair
12/07/2016 — Needs Repair
02/07/2017 — Needs Attention
02/15/2017 — Functional
06/12/2017 — Needs Attention
08/01/2017 — Needs Repair
02/27/2018 — 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.