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The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Baraton Primary School Borehole Rehab -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: IcFEM Water Projects

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Nov 2013

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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 Baraton village, Nabiswa sub-location, Baraton Location of Trans-nzoia County. The area is occupied by farmers who grow crops like maize and beans. The area receives high amounts of rainfall (between 1,300mm to 1,800mm per annum) and the land is highly productive. However, water for domestic use is a major problem in the area.

The borehole in the school was built by SIDA Programme in 2005 to provide safe water to the residents. It was used by the community, Baraton Primary as well as Secondary school students. The pump was used until late last year when it stopped working. It was then vandalised and the pump stolen. Several attempts were made by the community and the school to repair the pump but they were unsuccessful. The locals have resorted to using water from a river 2 kilometres away which exposes them to the risk of water-borne diseases. Cases of typhoid, dysentery and poor sanitation have also been reported in the school

The site became dysfunctional due to the large number of water users and the failure to set up a committee to take care of the borehole. This led to careless handling of the pump and lack of ownership of the project.

The community and the school are willing to form a joint committee and make their contribution in the rehabilitation process in order to improve sanitation in the area.

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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.


Sponsors


1 individual donors