Musango Community



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.28
Longitude 34.57

Impact:
400 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 REHAB PROJECT

The proposed Musango Community water project rehab is a Kenya Finland drilled well that was done in the year 1988 and fitted with a hand pump . The pump served the community well but failed in the rear 2012 due to excessive use . They have tried to repair the well but nothing was forthcoming. The committee learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities from other communities  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.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The community members are therefore forced to get their water from Musango River which is 1km away in order to have water available for their domestic use. All the water brought by the women mostly is usually not clean and therefore endangering the Hygiene of the family members since the spring is not protected .

POPULATION

 The community has a population of 50 households (approx. 8-10 members per family) that are benefitting from this water source.

SANITATION AND HYGIENE

 As sampled during our visit, most homes have kitchens to cook in, Washing racks and cloth lines. Most homes have toilets and bathrooms for family use which is good for Hygiene 3 pit latrines which are washed three times per week. Unfortunately hand washing points is the missing link in this community which can be addressed during our community Education.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the  community members of Musango in general.

ASSESSING THE NEED

The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the people  to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.

WATER COMMITTEE

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


11/05/2013: Musango Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well in in Musango, Kenya, is complete.  We just posted a new set of pictures showing community education, pump installation, and some great smiling faces.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.


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10/16/2013: Clean Water For Musango

We are excited to announce that the community of Musango, Kenya, will soon have a new source of safe, clean water!  A broken well, originally built in 1988, will be restored so that it is a dependable source of water for the community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  MUSANGO, MATAWA, LUREKO, MUMIAS, KENYA
ProjectID: 4210
Install Date:  11/05/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 07/25/2017

Visit History:
07/09/2014 — Functional
11/18/2015 — Functional
06/08/2016 — Needs Attention
09/14/2016 — Functional
12/03/2016 — Functional
03/28/2017 — Needs Attention
03/30/2017 — Functional
04/13/2017 — Functional
07/25/2017 — 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.