Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Decommissioned

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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 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.

Project Updates

March, 2024: Project Change at Shinamwinyuli Primary School!

Projects, like water itself, are fluid.

Sometimes, there are unique circumstances that can neither be resolved nor reversed that turn a well-loved water point into one that has failed to meet the expectations of both the community it serves and our own commitment to help provide access to safe and reliable water.

Unfortunately, this well is no longer meeting the water needs of the Shinamwinyuli Primary School Community, despite repeated efforts, spent resources, and a lot of patience from the community and our team.

The Water Project, the community members, school administration, and local leaders have decided together that decommissioning the well was the best course of action. As a result, we will no longer make monitoring visits here.

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Project Type

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.


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