Emulambo Jamia Mosque

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.40
Longitude 34.41

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 Emulambo Jamia Mosque water project rehab is a Kenya Finland well that was done in the year 1986 and fitted with a hand pump. The pump served the mosque well but failed in the rear 2012 due to excessive use by the mosque goers since their use of water is so high. The committee learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities from other mosque  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 activities. With the diverse schedule of Muslims and the number of times they pray a day becomes hard if they have to get water for their domestic use at the same time for the mosque.


The worshippers are therefore forced to get their water from Mushikhovele River in order to have water available before prayers. Some of the water brought by the women mostly is usually not clean and therefore endangering the Hygiene of the people.


The mosque has a population of 110 people, and the Surrounding community 20 household (approx. 6-8 members per family) that is benefitting from this water source. (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 mosque has 3 pit latrines which are washed three times per week. There is only one hand washing point at the mosque which is not enough compared to the population there.


If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the mosque goers and the surrounding community members of Emulambo.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the worshippers to wash before prayers and for them 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 from the mosque and community that will manage the water supply to avoid sustainability crisis in future.

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Recent Project Updates

10/30/2013: New Pictures From Emulambo Jamia

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted some great new pictures from Emulambo Jamia Mosque in Kenya.  Can you resist smiling with them?  Thank you for making this happen.

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10/07/2013: Emulambo Jamia Mosque Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to repair a well for the Emulambo Jamia Mosque in Kenya is complete!  We just posted a new set of pictures showing the installation of the well hardware and the community enjoying this new source of safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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09/19/2013: Getting Started at Emulambo Jamia Mosque

We are excited to announce that work has begun to rehabilitate a broken well for Emulambo Jamia Mosque in Kenya.  The well, originally constructed in 1986, will once again be a dependable source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and a few pictures of the site.  We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4206
Install Date:  10/07/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/08/2018

Visit History:
06/08/2016 — Functional
09/20/2016 — Needs Attention
10/24/2016 — Functional
02/08/2017 — Functional
07/18/2017 — Functional
07/24/2017 — Functional
03/08/2018 — 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.