Indangalasia Primary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.53

500 Served

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


The proposed Indangalasia primary school water project rehab is a school compromising of pupils and teachers from Koyonzo location.

The school owns a hand dug well that was dug by the parents associations. The well was functional until 2007 when it broke down. Due to lack knowledge, the school water committee dumped the project and was further vandalized by unknown people. Since then, the school pupils have been suffering going back to the stream looking for water. Due to this, the school together with its management committee approached BWP to assist them rehabilitate the well so as to enable them access clean and safe water.


 The Indangalasia primary school and the whole community access water from a stream. The stream dries up during the dry season. The stream is not protected hence contaminated. The turbidity value measures 80.


The School is a mixed day with an enrollment of 750 pupils, 17teachers and 4 non- teaching staff. The community a round records 65 households with an average of 7 people per house.


There are 10 pit latrines that are washed 2 times a week, clothes lines are not available for the community to hung their clothes on. Hand washing points and detergent soap is not available outside some of the toilets. There is compost pit where liters are burned from.


The project will benefit the pupils of this School and community members.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the pupils and the community  to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.


The  BWP Staff before implementation of this project will ensure that capacity building is done to the water committee that will manage the water supply to avoid sustainability crisis in future.

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Recent Project Updates

07/23/2013: New Pictures from Indangalasia!

At long last, we are glad to report that we have received pictures of the students at Indangalasia Primary School in Kenya receiving and enjoying their new source of clean water!  Check out the smiles, and thank you for your help!

The Water Project : kenya4188-handing-over-3

04/11/2013: Indangalasia Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Indangalasia Primary School in Kenya has a newly restored source of safe, clean water!  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  We don’t have any pictures of the finished well just yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we receive them.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4188
Install Date:  04/11/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 07/16/2014
Well Depth:  138.00M


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:
07/16/2014 — Needs Repair

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.