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: 03/20/2024

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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. 

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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.