Inzu Yene Self Help Group



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.29
Longitude 34.48

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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:

PROPOSED PROJECT

The proposed Inzu yene self help group water project rehab, is a group compromising of women and men from Etenje location. The self help group was started with a vision of buying and selling maize, growing vegetables and table banking. The group has 21 members.

The groups owns a kefinco well that was drilled by Kefinco company. The well was functional until 2005 when it broke down. Due to lack knowledge, the community members dumped the project and were further vandalized by unknown people. Since then, the community members have been suffering going back to the stream looking for water. Due to this, the community members together with the inzu yene have approached BWP to assist them rehabilitate the well so as to enable them access clean and safe water.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The Inzu yene and the whole community access water from Eshireba stream. The stream dries up during the dry season. The stream is not protected hence contaminated. The turbidity value measures 45.

POPULATION

The community has a population of 500 people and 50 children of hope care nursery school.

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

The hygiene and sanitation of the community is good. The compound is kept clean. Their kitchen is also kept clean. At least every home has a composite pit for dumping litter and clean latrines. No hand washing points outside the latrines.

 PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

The community members and the nursery school will be the great beneficiaries of the water project.

 ASSESSING THE NEED

There is need to rehabilitate this well by putting an Affridev pump to enable the community members access safe and clean water.

WATER COMMITTEE

Yet to be formed.


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Recent Project Updates


11/18/2013: Inzu Yeme Project Complete

After some long delays, we are excited to report to you that the project to rehabilitate a well in Inzu Yeme, Kenya, has been completed.  We just posted a new set of pictures showing the finished well and the smiling faces of community members enjoying safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  EMAAFU, BUCHIFI, ETENJE, SOUTH WANGA, MUMIAS
ProjectID: 4152
Install Date:  11/18/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 03/09/2018
Well Depth:  164.00M

Visit History:
07/16/2014 — Functional
11/18/2015 — Needs Attention
02/03/2016 — Needs Attention
09/20/2016 — Needs Attention
12/03/2016 — Functional
03/06/2017 — Functional
04/11/2017 — Functional
07/24/2017 — Functional
03/09/2018 — Functional




Sponsors


1 individual donors
First Congregational Church, Inc.
Little Daisies Fundraising Page
Second Graders at Bryant Elementary

...and 1 other fundraising pages


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Country Details

Kenya

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.