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The Water Project: Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School Borehole Rehab -

Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: IcFEM Water Projects

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Canceled/Re-Allocated
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Community Profile

This project is part of IcFEM’s WaSH program, which includes multiple water source schemes as well as substantial community level hygiene promotion, and training on project operation and maintenance. 

What follows is a brief project outline direct from our partner: 

Brief Background:

The borehole is found in Kabuyefwe village, Weonia location of Trans-nzoia County. The area is a settlement scheme with a high population made up of small scale and large scale farmers who specialise in growing of maize, bananas, beans and sunflower.

Despite the huge agricultural potential and the high amounts of rainfall (between 1,300mm to 1,800mm per annum), water is a major problem in the area.

The borehole in the school was built by VI Agro-forestry Programme in 1993 to provide safe drinking water to the locals. The pump got blocked then broke down in 2001. It is now kept in the school store. The school dug another shallow well but the pump is again spoilt completely. Pupils in the school have to carry water from home for use in school. The residents now depend on water from a river 2 kilometres away or an unprotected spring 1 kilometre away. This makes them prone to water borne diseases.

Among the reasons cited by the school and the community for the breakdown of the borehole was the lack of a committee to take care of the site. Security and maintenance were also poor leading to the total collapse of the site.  

The community as well as the school are ready to form a joint committee and participate in the rehabilitation of the borehole to restore the site to normal use. 

Project Updates

04/30/2013: Pictures of Kabuyefwe!

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted our first set of pictures from Kabuyefwe!  These pictures show the condition of the well before the work of rehabilitation was started.  They also show a few of the students who will benefit so much from this project.  Take a look, and thank you for your help!

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04/04/2013: Water Coming To Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School

We are excited to report that Kabuyefwe Friends Primary School in Kenya has been selected for the rehabilitation of a broken well.  The well, originally dug in 1993, will be repaired and updated so that it is a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and the surrounding community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community and GPS coordinates.  We hope to have pictures soon.  We will let you know as soon as they are posted.

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Project Type

Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.