Wakukha Community Rehab

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.38
Longitude 34.80

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 Wakukha water project is a community well that was done by Kenya Finland Company( Kefinco)  in 1993 serial no. KA 42. The well is hand dug well installed  concrete casings (calvates) of diameter 3ft, covered with a 4inch concrete slab  and was fixed with a NIRA pump which got spoilt and the community could not find the spare parts locally  and therefore forcing community members to go to the stream to get  water for their domestic use and posing them to water borne diseases that has been experienced in this area because of poor water quality.

The community to access the stream, they have to go through a large sugarcane farm which exposes young girls and women to potential rapist an issue which need an intervention


The community currently accesses water from Mwiyala stream which is 3km from this well that needs to be rehabilitated in that during dry seasons, it dries up forcing the people to walk long distances in search of water hence interfering with the involvement to development activities in this community. The water from the river is turbid hence not clean at all. Due to this, there has been a recurrence problem of CHOLERA AND TYPHOID.


The Community has a population of 50-100 households (each house with 5 to 8 people) 400 people and there is Shamoni primary school with a population of 600 pupils, 15 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff that could benefit from this source if rehabilitated. The total population of the beneficiaries  is 1020 people. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)


The hygiene and sanitation condition of this community is good despite the fact that water is scarce .The community members have toilets in their homes, Bathrooms for bathing and compost pit for litter they are cleaned up by family members on a daily basis. The hand washing practice in this community is not adequately adhered to and this will be dealt with during Bridge Water Project community Education workshop before rehabilitating this well.


The project will greatly benefit the Wakukha Community, both Shamoni  students and pupils.


There is need to rehabilitated this hand dug well so as to improve sanitation and hygiene of the community and the learning institutions around and also enable them access quality water for their domestic use.


Before the implementation of the proposed rehab project, Bridge Water Project staff, through the direction of local administration will facilitate the formation of the water committee.

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Recent Project Updates

09/04/2013: Wakukha Project Complete!

At long last, we are pleased to report that the project to repair a broken well in Wakukha, Kenya is complete.  We just posted a new set of pictures showing the completed well and the community enjoying this new source of safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

The Water Project : kenya4191-handing-over-5

07/23/2013: New Pictures From Wakukha

Just a quick update to let you know that work is progressing in Wakukha, Kenya.  We just posted a new set of pictures showing community education and the reconstructed well pad.  We’ll let you know when we receive anything more.

The Water Project : kenya4191-community-education-5

05/06/2013: Water Coming To Wakukha Community, Kenya

We are excited to report that a broken well is being rehabilitated in the community of Wakukha, Kenya!  The well, originally dug in 1993, will be repaired so that it is a dependable source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates and a few initial pictures.  We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses!

The Water Project : kenya4191_community-members_1

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4191
Install Date:  09/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/23/2018

Visit History:
07/08/2014 — Functional
12/23/2015 — Needs Repair
06/16/2016 — Functional
09/15/2016 — Functional
12/14/2016 — Functional
03/02/2017 — Needs Repair
04/28/2017 — Needs Repair
08/02/2017 — Functional
02/21/2018 — Functional
03/23/2018 — Functional

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.