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The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -
The Water Project: Lunyu Community Rehab -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/07/2018

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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 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.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE:

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.

POPULATION:

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

HYGIENE AND SANITATION:

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.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES:

 Lunyu community members will be the beneficiaries

ASSESSING THE NEED:

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

WATER COMMITTEE:

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.

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!


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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.


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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!


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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.



Contributors

Project Sponsor - Dave and Selma J. Hangsleben