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The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community Borehole Rehab -
The Water Project: Mikhuyu Community 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: Sep 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 located in Mikhuyu village, Kamusinga sub-location, Chebukwabi Location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like bananas, maize, beans, coffee and keeping livestock.

The area receives rainfall ranging between 750mm and 1,500mm per annum. There are seasonal rivers in the area which act as a source of water for many families. However, availability of clean water for domestic use is still a concern for the locals. Water borne diseases have reduced significantly due to the community education on sanitation and hygiene carried out in the LTU.

Mikhuyu Community borehole was constructed by KEFINCO in 1998. However, no pump was installed and the borehole was left open. Nevertheless, the people have been using the water for domestic purposes. The alternative is an unprotected spring 1 kilometre away. The completion of that borehole will therefore solve the problem of many residents in the area.

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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

Riverside Church of Christ