Musembe Primary School Borehole Rehab

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Latitude 0.69
Longitude 34.84

500 Served

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Estimated Install Date:   (Explain This?)  12/31/2013
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Stories and 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. 

Recent Project Updates

04/04/2013: Water Coming To Musembe Primary School

We are excited to report that Musembe Primary School in Kenya has been selected for the rehabilitation of a broken well.  The well, originally built in 1995, will be repaired and updated so that it is a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and 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.

Project Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Musembe village, Kibisi location in Bungoma County, Kenya
ProjectID: 4144

Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

IcFEM is an indigenous Kenyan organization based in Kimilili, Western Kenya with a mission of smooth integration of community development, evangelism and innovative provision of holistic care. IcFEM aims at building people, especially in rural areas, both spiritually and practically to become self supporting.