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The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -
The Water Project: IFC Church Makunga -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 350 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/13/2018

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Community Profile

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

PROPOSED PROJECT

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.

 CURRENT WATER SOURCE

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. 

 POPULATION

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

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

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.

 PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

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

 ASSESSING THE NEED

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.

WATER COMMITTEE

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

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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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.