A.C.K. Saint Lukes Shisango Church



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.19
Longitude 34.61

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:

PROPOSED PROJECT

St. Lukes Shisango Church of Kenya Water Project was initiated in the year 2009 by the Christians with an aim of making water available for parish priest’s domestic use and for their use while the church is hosting conventions.

The Christians have identified lack of water problems on the church compound. They raised funds and engaged someone who dug a well for them. The well was constructed using local burnt bricks from down to the top and laid 4’’ inch concrete slab. They draw water using a 10 litre plastic Jerri can tied on the rope. Since 2009 the well’s water potential has proven to be good. It has never gone dry despite the long dry spell.

The bad experiences Christians have seen on the well is that once the rope gets weak it often drops the bucket/Jerri can in the hole hence being a challenge for them to remove it. And also the construction work of the well was done poorly hence recontamination of the same well.

The Christians of saint Lukes having discovered Bridge Water Project made an appeal requesting for a provision and installment of an Affridev pump for their well.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

Currently they get water from the same borehole using the jerrican tied on the rope.

POPULATION

The well serves a population of estimated 150-250 people being the members of the church and the community around the church. And also the church has a primary and secondary school. The primary school has a population of 700 pupils and 66 girls attend Shisango secondary school.

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

The sanitation and hygiene status of the entire church compound is good. The church has got a clean latrine, a composite pit for disposing the litter and clean containers for drinking water.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

The project will greatly benefit the A.C.K church members and the entire community surrounding the church together with the primary and secondary school.

ASSESSING THE NEED

There’s need to install an Affridev pump on this well so as to seal the well’s slab to avoid foreign objects from dropping in the well thus contaminating the water. If installed, the pump will improve the way of drawing water from the well as a result reducing water borne diseases.

WATER COMMITTEE

The members of the church are organized in a manner that they have identified a water committee amongst themselves who are responsible for the maintenance of this water supply. They are on the process of opening a bank account where money collected for maintaining the well will be safeguarded.


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Recent Project Updates


03/04/2013: ACK St. Luke's Shisango Project Complete

We are excited to report that the rehabilitation of a well near ACK St. Luke’s Shisango church in Kenya has been completed.  This well is now a source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted the latest pictures from the site including many of the completed well.


The Water Project : kenya4187_water-flowing_5


02/19/2013: Water Coming To St. Luke's Shisango

We are excited to report that work has begun to rehabilitate a well for the community at St. Luke’s, Shisango, Kenya.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field with information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures from the site.


The Water Project : kenya4187_4


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  SHISANGO, MATIOLI, BUTSOTSO SOUTH, LURAMBI SOUTH, KAKA MEGA CENTRAL
ProjectID: 4187
Install Date:  03/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 04/19/2017
Well Depth:  66.00M

Notes:

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
07/17/2014 — Functional
11/05/2015 — Needs Repair
06/06/2016 — Needs Repair
07/11/2016 — Needs Attention
03/09/2017 — Needs Repair
04/19/2017 — Needs Repair




Contributors

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.