Bukhakunga Community



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.35
Longitude 34.83

Impact:
300 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 PROJECT:

The proposed Bukhakunga water project is situated in Bukhakunga village and it is a hand dug well developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a Nira pump. The well was completed in the year 1989 and served the community well until 2012 when it got spoilt, the community found someone who came to repair the pump instead he was not able to get the required spare parts since they are not found on the market. 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 murram  stream located 2km from the community and it is a very steepy valley where as the turbidity value is 85 below the WHO recommendation. The water is unsafe because its a running stream and the human activities around makes the water unsafe for human consumption hence causing water borne diseases to the consumers.

POPULATION:

The community has a population of 35 to 40 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 every homes have bathrooms and no dish racks and washing points. As you walk to the water source you can see people have organized compounds in that they have sheds where the animals sleep thus not littering the dug in the compound.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES:

The project will greatly benefit the Bukhakunga  community members and the Afrcan Divine Church(ADC) Primary school that is around.

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 and for their domestic use.

WATER COMMITTEE:

The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing Bukhakunga  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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Recent Project Updates


09/16/2013: Bukhakunga Community Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well in Bukhakunga, Kenya is complete!  The well, originally constructed in 1989, is now a dependable source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


The Water Project : kenya4205-handing-over


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  BUKHAKUNGA, SASALA, SHIANDA, SOUTH KABRAS, KAKAMEGA, KENYA
ProjectID: 4205
Install Date:  09/16/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 03/23/2018

Visit History:
07/08/2014 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Needs Attention
03/22/2016 — Functional
09/28/2016 — Functional
03/08/2017 — Needs Attention
04/27/2017 — Functional
08/04/2017 — Functional
11/21/2017 — Functional
03/23/2018 — Functional




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.