Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase: 
Under Community Care
Initial Installation: Sep 2013

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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:


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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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.


Project Sponsor - Dave and Selma J. Hangsleben