Emulundu Primary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.24
Longitude 34.62

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 Emulundu primary school water project is situated in Emulundu village and it is a C.D.F hand dug well developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a MARK II pump. The well was completed in the year 1994 and served the community and school well until 2010 when it got spoilt. The pump was later vandalized and stolen by unknown persons.


This school and community gets its water from a protected spring located 1/2 km away from the school compound, the water is highly contaminated since the erosion is polluting it hence causing high turbidity levels that is below the standard of (WHO). This exposes students and community members to water borne diseases. Also people have to go through large sugar cane farm which is risky especially to the girl child and women. During such rainy seasons the school harvest water from the roofs which doesn’t last for long since water usage is high.


The school has a population of 760 pupils (342 boys and 258 girls), 30 mentally handicapped children, 12 teachers and three sub-ordinate 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 school has a composite pit, four latrines for boys, four latrines for girls and two latrines for teachers. No hand washing points in the school. The latrines are washed daily by the pupils.


The project shall greatly benefit the Emulundu primary school pupils and the community at large.


There is need to rehabilitated this well by installing an Afridev pump so as to help the school and the  community access quality water that is sustainable.


The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing water committee. During the community education, the committee will be taught how to manage the improved water supply to ensure sustainability.

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Recent Project Updates

11/05/2013: Emulundu Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well at Emulundu 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 access to safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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10/21/2013: Water Coming To Emulundu Primary School

We are excited to announce that Emulundu Primary School in Kenya will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A well, originally constructed in 1994, will be repaired so that it is a dependable source of water for the school and surrounding 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 progresses.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4212
Install Date:  11/05/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/28/2017

Visit History:
07/02/2014 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Needs Repair
10/27/2015 — Needs Repair
02/25/2016 — Needs Repair
06/27/2016 — Functional
09/21/2016 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Functional
06/12/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — Functional

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.