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The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -
The Water Project: Eshiandukusi Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 03/16/2018

Project Features


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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:

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.

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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Project Photos


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.