Bukhaywa Primary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.35
Longitude 34.84

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 Bukhaywa primary school water project is situated in Bukhaywa 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 1994 and served the community and school well 2006 when it got spoilt. The pump was later vandalized and stolen by unknown persons. The school and the community then had no option other than break the slab and fetch water by use of rope.


This school and community get its water from a stream which is 2km away. Water collected from the stream is not clean.


The school has a population of 760 pupils, 18 teachers and three sub-ordinate staff.
(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 school has a composite pit, six latrines for boys, three latrines for girls and two latrines for teachers. No hand washing points in the school.


The project shall greatly benefit the Bukhaywa primary school pupils and the community at large.


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


The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing 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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07/23/2013: Bukhaywa Primary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the work to rehabilitate a broken well for Bukhaywa primary school and the surrounding community in Kenya is complete.  The well, originally constructed in 1994, had been vandalized, but is now a dependable source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Thank you for your help!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4194
Install Date:  07/23/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/10/2017

Visit History:
07/08/2014 — Needs Repair
09/15/2014 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Needs Repair
03/22/2016 — Needs Repair
06/26/2016 — Functional
09/15/2016 — Functional
12/04/2016 — Functional
12/09/2016 — Functional
03/08/2017 — Needs Attention
03/10/2017 — 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.