Ngaywa Community Rehab

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.38
Longitude 34.78

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 Ngaywa water project is situated in Ngaywa village and it is  a Kefinco hand dug well no. KA529 developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a NIRA pump. The well was completed in the year 1993 and served the community well until 2008 when it got spoilt, the community found someone to repair the pump but since it was a NIRA pump they never got the spare parts locally to repair this well and they are not being able to use this well since 2008. The community then had no option other than go back to collect stream water for their domestic use. The water supply is not so reliable hence it forces the community members to go fetch water from the stream situated 2km from the community.


Since the water source failed, the community currently fetch water  from Shilongo stream, During long dry spell, the flow of water reduces hence causing overcrowding in the steam area an issue which causes chaos among community members.


The Community has a population of 50 to 80 households (approximately 1000 people )  that would benefit from this water source if rehabilitated. (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.)


At least the community members have improved their hygiene and sanitation condition. The hand washing practice is still an issue and when they get water it would really improve the conditions of this community hygienically. The compounds are kept clean at all the time and they really work hard to plan their compounds.


Ngaywa community will be the beneficiaries of this water project if rehabilitated


There is need to rehabilitate Ngaywa community water project that is aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene  standards of the entire community, to control overcrowding and crumbling at water points and reduce walking distances covered by community members while looking for water. Also enable the community access quality water


The water committee will be formed during the community education and they have been advised by the Bridge water project staff to register a Self Help Group where matters related to the water supply management will be discussed during their group meetings to ensure the sustainability of the supply.

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Recent Project Updates

09/04/2013: Ngaywa Project Complete!

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

The Water Project : kenya4192-handing-over-4

07/23/2013: New Pictures From Ngaywa

Just a quick update to let you know that work in Ngaywa, Kenya is going well.  We just posted a new set of pictures including community education and the construction of the new well pad.  We’ll let you know when we receive anything more!

The Water Project : kenya4192-community-education-7

05/28/2013: Ngaywa Project Underway!

We are excited to report that a broken well in Ngaywa, Kenya, is being rehabilitated.  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 the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the site.  We’ll keep you posted as the progress continues!

The Water Project : kenya4192_community-members-1

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4192
Install Date:  09/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/28/2018

Visit History:
07/08/2014 — Functional
06/16/2016 — Functional
12/14/2016 — Functional
12/20/2016 — Functional
04/01/2017 — Functional
04/28/2017 — Functional
05/03/2017 — Functional
08/04/2017 — Functional
02/21/2018 — Needs Repair
02/28/2018 — 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.