This project is part of Bridge Water Project's program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them:
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.
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.
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.
Yet to be formed.