Lunyu Community Rehab

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.39
Longitude 34.80

300 Served

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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:


The proposed Lunyu water project is situated in Shamoni village and it is  a Kefinco hand dug well developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a MARK II pump. The well was completed in the year 1993 and served the community well until 2004 when it got spoilt, the community found someone who impersonated that he can repair the pump instead he disappeared with the parts. The community then had no option other than go back to collect stream water for their domestic use.


This community gets its water from Mungara stream located 2km from the community and it is a very steep valley where as the turbidity value is 85 below the WHO recommendation.


The community has a population of 30 to 50 households approximately 300 people who depend on this water source for domestic use.


At least every home visited there is a composite pit, latrines and cloth lines, clean water  facilities and almost most homes have bathrooms and no dish  racks and washing points.


 Lunyu community members will be the beneficiaries


There is need to rehabilitated this well by installing an Afridev pump so as to help the community access quality water that is sustainable.


The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing Lunyu Community  water committee. During the community education, the committee will be taught how to manage the improved water supply to ensure sustainability.

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Recent Project Updates

09/04/2013: Lunyu Project Complete!

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

The Water Project : kenya4193-handing-over

07/23/2013: New Pictures From Lunyu

Just a quick update to let you know that work in Lunyu is progressing well.  We just posted a new set of pictures including community education and the newly constructed well pad.  We’ll let you know as soon as we receive anything more.

The Water Project : kenya4193-community-education-3

05/28/2013: Lunyu Project Underway!

We are excited to report that a broken well in Lunyu, 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 : kenya4193_community-002

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4193
Install Date:  09/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/02/2017

Visit History:
07/08/2014 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Needs Attention
03/22/2016 — Needs Attention
09/15/2016 — Functional
12/04/2016 — Functional
12/14/2016 — Functional
02/14/2017 — Functional
03/02/2017 — Needs Repair
04/28/2017 — Needs Repair
08/02/2017 — Functional


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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.