Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Sep 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 01/10/2023

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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 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.


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.


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.)


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.


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.


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.


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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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 - Yakima Foursquare Church