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The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -
The Water Project: Inaya Primary School -

Project Status

Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 350 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - May 2014

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 07/16/2019

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:


The proposed Inaya Primary School well is a hand dug well that was done by Kenya-Finland Company (KEFINCO) in the year 1989 with an aim of providing water to Inaya Primary School pupils and the entire Inaya community. The well was fitted with a nira pump but failed in the year 2005. Since the spare parts of the pump could not be found locally, the pump was dismantled. The school has therefore asked Bridge Water Project to intervene and install their well with an AfriDev pump so as to solve their water problem. The school hopes that if their water source is rehabilitated, they will start a fulltime eating programme for the nursery school children and class eight pupils.


The school currently gets water from Inanga stream which is 1km away from the school. The water is not clear and is turbidity is below the recommended value of The World Health Organization thus not fit for human consumption.


The breakdown of the school population is as follows;

            Pupils Boys:                           300

                        Girls:                           280

                        Teachers:                     18

                        Subordinate staff:       2

                        Community:                30 households (approximately 6 members each)


The school has 12 latrines, 5 for girls, 5 for boys and 2 for the teachers. The school also has a composite pit and one hand washing point. In the community there are clotheslines, latrines and utensil racks.


If rehabilitated, the well will benefit the school and the entire Inaya community.


There is need to rehabilitate the well by installing an Afridev pump as the well has enough water. The well needs to be rehabilitated so as to improve the hygiene and sanitation standards of the school and the community.


The water project had committee but failed when the water source failed. The school with the help of Bridge Water Project will bring up a new water committee that will oversee the sustainability of the well. 

Project Updates

05/06/2014: Final Pictures From Inaya Primary School

After some long delays, we are excited to report that we have received pictures of the finished project at Inaya Primary School in Kenya.  A broken well has been restored so that it is a dependable source of safe, clean water.  Together with training in proper sanitation and hygiene, the potential of these students to live an thrive has been unlocked!  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.

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01/06/2014: Progress Report From Inaya Primary School

A water project is much more than just providing water.  The progress report below, straight from our partner in the field, outlines the critical task of sanitation and hygiene training.  We hear it all the time, but what a difference it will make when these students and families learn the importance of clean hands and clean homes.  Keep reading for the full story:


We found the pupils of Inaya finishing their end year exams so we were to wait as they cleared. Meanwhile the introduction of the BWP staff together with the present members of staff and water committee continued Facilitated by the Chairman of the School Development Committee.

We went ahead to sign the agreement for the schedule of the community education as we awaited the pupils.

 The school committee conveyed their gratitude to Bridge water for their commitment to see that pupils have clean and safe water for use and the trainings were more important.

The Health club members of this school are well organized. They consist of 25 girls and 25 boys and their Teacher who had had an opportunity to tell us in a nut shell what they do as a health club. She actually mentioned most of the things they do like insuring that the schools Compound is kept clean including classes and toilets and that the pupils hygiene are monitored daily by the club members.

Then Janet asked that now that most of the rules on cleanliness are observed do we still have diseases that affect us pupils? And most of the hands were up and they randomly talked of the common Diseases like Tyhoid,Diarhea,Dysentry and malaria .

 Transmission Routes.

How do we get these diseases into our bodies? One after the other narrated how we get sick. One said through our dirty hands by having long finger nails and not washing them well with soup, not washing our hands after visiting the toilets   and the teacher reminded them of how they put Hand wading stations strategically in school.

Hand Washing was dealt with whereby they learned more on importance of washing hands. Most of them admitted of not taking time to wash well their hands before eating and even if they did, was without soap. I also reminded them that hand washing is not only a school issue even at home in churches the same gospel should be told and practiced by everyone.


 Environmental Sanitation is key to our Health and the whole essence of Hygiene as it brings a whole difference in our lives.  I asked them to think how their homes look like and after awhile they went into groups to continue discussing what they think about what their homes looked like and later gave them the Sanitation Charts to compare with the discussion they had before.

Food Storage and Handling – This  was facilitated by the teacher who in turn talked about how the pupils at break time would rush to buy snacks from the vendors not thinking about their hands and the Hygiene of those selling. This is a very common practice which should be stopped if we want to stop Disease Transmissions. She emphasized on the need to share this information with our siblings and parents on how we should store our food in clean containers and clean environment for the good of our Health.

Construction Team worked simultaneously as we continued conducting our trainin,  by repairing the well Pad that was in need of reconstruction. The support staff of Inaya Primary School was around to give support to our construction Team and it made their work much easier in that they were able to finish their task on time giving time for the pad to cure well. It was also well because the pupils were closing school on this day so they would not interfere with the curing of the well pad.

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12/09/2013: Inaya Primary School Project Almost Finished

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well at Inaya Primary School in Kenya is almost fimished.  We just posted some new pictures showing the installation of the new pump.  The students return in January.  As soon as we hear the project is finished, we’ll let you know.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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11/19/2013: Inaya Primary School Project Underway

We are excited to announce that Inaya Primary School in Kenya will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A well originally constructed in 1989 is being repaired so that it will be a dependable resource 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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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.