Ebuchifi Secondary School



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.29
Longitude 34.45

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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:

PROPOSED REHAB PROJECT

The proposed Ebuchifi Secondary School water project rehab is a hand dug well that was done in the year 2005 and fitted with a hand pump by Ebuchifi Anglican Church of Kenya to provide water to Ebuchifi Secondary school and the neighbouring Ebuchifi Primary School. The pump served the schools well but failed in the rear 2012 due to excessive use by students from both the primary school and the secondary school hence making it difficult for the students to acquire safe and clean water. The secondary school had a feeding programme but had to stop because the cooking had to stop due to lack of water. The school has tried to repair the well but nothing was forthcoming. The school therefore learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities from other schools that have benefited and therefore made an appeal to BWP to consider rehabilitating their well to enable them continue enjoying the water supply and keep up with their feeding programme.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The students are currently required to carry water to school from their homes to cater for the needs of the school which include cleaning the classrooms and latrines and cooking for the teachers. Some of the water brought by the students is usually not clean.

POPULATION

Since the water source was used to serve both the secondary school and primary school, below is the breakdown.

Primary school students          800

Secondary school students     600

A.C.K Church members         95

Surrounding community         40 household (approx. 6-8 members per family).
(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.)

SANITATION AND HYGIENE

The school has ten classrooms which are washed twice per week. There are 12 pit latrines which are washed three times per week. There is only one hand point in school which is used by teachers.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the students of Ebuchifi secondary school, Ebuchifi primary school, church members of Ebuchifi A.C.K and the surrounding community.

ASSESSING THE NEED

The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the students and the community to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.

WATER COMMITTEE

The BWP Staff before implementation of this project will ensure that capacity building is done to the water committee that will manage the water supply to avoid sustainability crisis in future.


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Recent Project Updates


09/19/2013: Ebuchifi Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to repair a well for Ebuchifi Secondary School in Kenya is complete!  The well is once again a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and community.  We just posted a few new pictures showing community education and the completed well.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


The Water Project : kenya4200-handing-over


08/26/2013: Ebuchifi Secondary School Project Underway

We are excited to announce that Ebuchifi Secondary School in Kenya will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A broken well, originally constructed in 2005 will be repaired and made into a dependable source of water.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  Thank You for your help!


The Water Project : kenya4200-well-1


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  BUCHIFI, ETENJE, MUMIAS, KENYA
ProjectID: 4200
Install Date:  09/19/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 07/24/2017

Visit History:
07/16/2014 — Functional
11/06/2015 — Needs Attention
02/03/2016 — Needs Attention
03/06/2017 — Functional
04/11/2017 — Functional
07/24/2017 — Functional




Contributors

Project Sponsor - Yakima Foursquare Church


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Country Details

Kenya

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.