IFC Church Makunga

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.30
Longitude 34.62

350 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them, edited for clarity:


The proposed International fellowship of the clergy church was started in the year 1988 with an aim of transforming people’s lives through ministry of a priest characterized by love, holiness and sub-mission to authority. The church has a small piece of land which is used for growing maize, beans and vegetables. When harvested they are used on feeding the less fortunate in the society and orphans among the faithful church members .However, above all water is a major challenge since had a well which was drilled several years ago but have never succeeded in getting a full pump to be installed. Only a pump stand was fitted in the hope of getting a full hand pump in future. Therefore the church management committee has loudly blown out their trumpet appealing for intervention from well wishers to step in and provide a solution for the problem to enable them access water from the well.


The church gets water from a stream located 1Km away. The water from the stream is contaminated and not safe for human consumption. The stream dries up during dry seasons. The turbidity value of the water from the stream is 50. 


The church has a population of 300 Christians 50 nursery kids from the nursery school.


The hygiene and sanitation of the church is good despite lack of quality water. The toilets are washed twice a week as well as the church hall. A composite pit is available where all litter is thrown.


When the pump will be installed, the well will greatly benefit the I.F.C church, the surrounding community and the nursery school.


There is need to install an Affridev pump on the borehole for the church which will provide consistent quality water supply that will meet the church’s domestic needs and that can be relied on throughout the year and improving health standards of the Christians  and their neighboring community members.


The church management board is organized that there is already a water committee.

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Recent Project Updates

02/19/2013: IFC Church, Makunga Project Complete

We are excited to report that the rehabilitation of a well at IFC Church, Makunga, Kenya has been completed.  That well is now a source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from the field including new pictures of the finished project!

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01/17/2013: Starting Up At IFC Church, Makunga, Kenya

We are excited to report that work is beginning to restore a well for the community of IFC Church in Makunga, Kenya.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4151
Install Date:  02/19/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Last Visit: 02/27/2018

Visit History:
07/18/2014 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Needs Repair
02/23/2016 — Needs Attention
08/30/2016 — Functional
09/28/2016 — Functional
11/09/2016 — Functional
02/22/2017 — Functional
06/28/2017 — Functional
08/01/2017 — Functional
02/27/2018 — Needs Attention

Country Details


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

Partner Profile

Bridge Water Project has been funded by The Water Project almost since they got their start in 2007.  This local Kenyan NGO works directly with the communities and neighbors they know well.  Building relationships with these villages and the local government helps ensure that the water projects we fund are sustainable in the long term.

BWP works to repair up to four wells for every new one they install.  In this area of Kenya, many old and broken down water points still exist.  We have found that restoring these water points and establishing new plans for maintenance and monitoring, is quite cost effective.

We work closely with partners like BWP to strengthen their teams, through professional development growing their impact and quality of work over time.  Your donations make it all possible.