Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Dec 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 02/27/2024

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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 Mumbetsa primary school water project rehab is a Kenya Finland well that was done in the year 1980 and fitted with a hand pump. The pump served the school well but failed in the year 2001 due to the fact it was the only hamd pump serving the entire school Daily use by the school pupils wore down mechanics of the pump. The school committee learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities and therefore made an appeal to BWP to consider rehabilitating their well to enable them to use the fresh clean water supply and allow children to focus on school work and activities and not worry about obtaining water for latrine, washing and kitchen use.


The school is therefore forced to get their water from Mumbetsa River in order to have water available. The water brought by the pupils mostly is usually not clean and therefore endangering their health.


The school has a population of 540 pupils, 17 teachers, 3 support staff and 100 E.c.d kids. (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 6 pit latrines for boys, 6 pit latrines for girls and 2 for teachers which are washed three times per week. There is hand washing point at the staff room and each at every latrine block.


If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the school its employees, and its students.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the pupils to have access to clean and quality water for their 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 school.

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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.