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 located in Musembe village, Kibisi location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like bananas, maize, beans and vegetables.

The area is endowed with sufficient amounts of rainfall (between 750mm and 1,600mm per annum). However, availability of water for domestic use is a big problem for the locals and a majority depend on wells and seasonal rivers to get water. Water borne diseases are also common in the area.

Musembe primary school borehole was constructed by KEFINCO in 1995. However, no pump was installed and the borehole has been open ever since. The people have been using the water nevertheless but the quality of work done did not meet the required standards. The residents also use water from a river 2 kilometres away despite the risk of infections as a result of taking contaminated water.

The people are ready to join the Mission in rehabilitating the borehole and make it beneficial to the community. 

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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.