Eshirachiri Self Help Group



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.33
Longitude 34.45

Impact:
450 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

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

The group owns a kefinco well that was drilled by Kefinco company. The well was functional until 2004 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 Eshirachiri group have approached BWP to assist them rehabilitate the well so as to enable them access clean and safe water.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The Eshirachiri 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 75.

POPULATION

The community has a population of 450 people.

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 Eshirachiri group 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


04/11/2013: Eshirachiri Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the rehabilitation of a well in Eshirachiri, Kenya is complete.  That well is now a dependable source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a final set of pictures from our partner in the field showing more of the work and the community celebrating the finished project.  Take a look!


The Water Project : kenya4190_handing-over-4-2


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  ESHIRACHIRI, LUREKO, MATAWA, MUMIAS, MUMIAS
ProjectID: 4190
Install Date:  04/11/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 07/25/2017
Well Depth:  164.00M

Visit History:
07/15/2014 — Functional
08/12/2015 — Needs Attention
11/18/2015 — Needs Attention
09/14/2016 — Functional
11/24/2016 — Functional
03/30/2017 — Functional
04/13/2017 — Functional
07/25/2017 — Functional




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.