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The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -
The Water Project: Eshirachiri Self Help Group -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 450 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/10/2018

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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:

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.

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!


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Project Photos


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.