Shinamwinyuli Primary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.38
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 Shinamwinyuli Primary School Water Project Rehab is a hand dug well which was done by KEFINCO in the year 1985. The well was fitted a pump. The pump served and got spoilt and eventually and could not be repaired since the Indian Mark II spare parts are not available locally. Since then, the pupils have had to go back and get water from an unprotected Mukasa stream. The Teachers and the Board have expressed their wish of rehabilitating the well by installing an Affridev pump so as to help them access quality and safe water for their domestic use.


The pupils get water from Mukasa spring which is 2k away and dry up during the dry spells and the water is not protected.


The School has a population of 1305 pupils. 638 Boys and 670 Girls. 22 Teachers and 3 support staff. (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 hygiene and sanitation of this school is good since   latrines are cleaned daily and they have a compost pit.  There are two hand washing points at the school and this shows appositive sign of Hygiene.


If the project is rehabilitated it will benefit the pupils and community members around.


The Bridge Water Project has assessed and seen that there’s need to rehabilitate the well so that the pupils can have access to clean water for their domestic use.  The community also needs a hygiene and sanitation workshop to help them improve on their hygiene and sanitation.


Bridge Water Project will ensure that the existing water committee is strengthened before the full implementation of the project.

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Recent Project Updates

10/21/2013: New Pictures From Shinamwinyuli Primary School

Just a quick note to let you know we received some new pictures from Shinamwinyuli Primary School in Kenya.  Lots of smiling faces, celebrating their new water source.  Take a look, the smiles are contagious!  

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10/07/2013: Shinamwinyuli Primary School Water Project Compete!

We are excited to report that the project to repair a broken well for Shinamwinyuli Primary School Water Project in Kenya is complete!  We just posted a new picture from the project showing the students of the school enjoying their 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 Shinamwinyuli Primary School

We are excited to announce that work has begun to rehabilitate a broken well at Shinamwinyuli Primary School in Kenya.  The well, originally constructed in 1985, will once again be a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and 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 progresses.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4208
Install Date:  10/07/2013

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

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
07/15/2014 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Needs Repair
06/26/2016 — Functional
07/04/2016 — Functional
07/12/2016 — Needs Attention
09/20/2016 — Needs Repair
04/05/2017 — Needs Repair
04/11/2017 — Needs Repair
08/31/2017 — Needs Repair
03/08/2018 — Needs Repair


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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.