Eshiandukusi Primary School



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.23
Longitude 34.62

Impact:
500 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:

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The proposed Eshiandukusi Primary/community school water project rehab is located in Eshianda Village, Bukura Location, Emuhaya Sub-location of Kakamega Central District. The school was started by The Church of God to cater for the educational needs of the local children and eradicate illiteracy. The well of the school is a drilled done by kefinco and installed with nira pump.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The school and community currently draws water from a stream which is 2km away.

POPULATION

The breakdown of the population is as follows:

Pupils                          750     

Boys    330, Girls    420

Teachers                      15

Subordinate staff        2

Community                 50 households with approx. 5 people each

(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.)

HYGIENE AND SANITATION

The hygiene and sanitation of the school is good. The classrooms are washed three days a week while the latrines are washed daily. There are no hand washing points present. There also are utensil racks, latrines, bathrooms and clothe lines in the community homesteads.

BENEFICIARIES

If rehabilitated, the well will benefit the entire Eshiandukusi primary school and the Eshianda community as a whole

WATER COMMITTEE

The school currently has a water committee that is currently dormant but will be strengthened before the implementation of the project.


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Recent Project Updates


11/05/2013: Eshiandukusi Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well for Eshiandukusi Primary School in Kenya is complete.  We just posted a new set of pictures showing community education, pump installation, and lots of smiling faces excited to have safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.


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10/16/2013: Water Coming To Eshiandukusi

We are excited to announce that Eshiandukusi Primary School and the surrounding community will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A well originally built a number of years ago will be restored so that it is a dependable source of water.  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 project progresses.  Thank You for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  ESHIANDA, BUKURA, EMUKAYA, KAKAMEGA CENTRAL, KENYA
ProjectID: 4211
Install Date:  11/05/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 04/18/2017

Visit History:
03/07/2014 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Needs Repair
10/28/2015 — Needs Repair
02/23/2016 — Needs Repair
06/26/2016 — Functional
07/18/2016 — Functional
09/21/2016 — Functional
12/08/2016 — Functional
03/09/2017 — Needs Repair
04/18/2017 — 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.