Enyalong'o Community



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Well Rehab in Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.32
Longitude 34.43

Impact:
400 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:

PROPOSED PROJECT

The proposed Enyalong’o water project rehab is a hand dug well that was done in the year 1988. It was initiated in the year by the Kenya Finland Company (Kefinco) so as to provide water for the people of Enyalong’o community. It was fitted with an Indian Mark II Pump and served the community till the year 2009 and failed. It was difficult to rehabilitate the well since the Indian Mark II spare parts are not locally available. The community hopes that through the intervention of Bridge Water Project their water source will be revived so as to ease their water problem.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The people of Enyalong’o community currently fetch their water from Enyalong’o River. The source is located 11/2 km away from the community making it cumbersome for the community members.

POPULATION

The community has a population of 50 household with members between 8 and 10 per household.

SANITATION AND HYGIENE

Most of the homes in the community have pit latrines and utensil racks. However there were very few composite pits and no hand washing points were present.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

The project will benefit the people of Enyalong’o community it is rehabilitated.

ASSESSING THE NEED

The Bridge Water Project has seen the need rehabilitate the well by installing an Afridev pump so as to make water accessible to the community. This is because the people travel long distances to get water for their domestic use. The well will also be flushed since it has not been in use for a long time.

WATER COMMITTEE

Currently the project doesn’t have a water committee but with the help of BWP a committee will be formed to foresee the running of the project for the benefit of the community.


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Recent Project Updates


05/06/2014: Final Pictures From Enyalongo

After some long delays in getting reports put together, we are excited to report that we have received final pictures from Enyalong’o, Kenya.  A broken well has been rebuilt and restored so that it is a dependable source of safe, clean water.  In addition, the community has received training in proper sanitation and hygiene.  Put all of these together, and wonderful things are in store for Enyalong’o.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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01/06/2014: Progress Report From Enyalong o

We are excited to report that the project to restore a well in Enyalong’o, Kenya, is nearly finished.  The implementation of the new well is done.  As soon as the project is officially completed and handed over to the community, we’ll let you know.  The progress report below from our partner in the field describes some of the work and training involved, including sanitation and hygiene training.  We hear it all the time, but what a difference it will make when these families learn the importance of clean hands and clean homes.  Keep reading for the full story:

NOVEMBER 13TH

As we arrived at Enyalog’o community we found members waiting for us and began with a word of prayer from Elisha . The introduction of the BWP staff together with the present members of this community was done by the Chairman of the group and the Village Elder.

We went ahead to sign the agreement for the schedule of the community education.

The attendance was good since we had 10 men and 20 women and we felt privileged to have such a good turnout of participants.

The facilitation was begun by Janet who tackled Disease Transmission Routes. The session was very interesting because the community members randomly were able to outline some of the diseases in their community. Such diseases included; Typhoid, Cholera, Diarrhea and many others diseases.

 Hand Washing was dealt with where by 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. The practical washing actually showed us the same results and so we took more time explaining of washing Hands regularly and by use of soap or ASH in the absence of soap.

NOVEMBER 14TH 

Food Storage and Handling – This was facilitated by Paul. The Community members learned on how food should be handled hygienically in Homes and this affects women who handle food in the home said one old man but as we discussed it was evident that Sanitation and Hygiene is a shared responsibility of all family members in the home.

Environmental Sanitation is key to our Health as Brenda talked the Enyalog’o community members and the whole essence of Hygiene as it brings a whole difference in our lives. The reactions from members showed that they were keen to have their community change and be able to keep reminding one another of the importance of Hygiene. We had begun with 12 men and 28 women but at the end of the training we had 18 men and 35 women present.

On the same Day the Construction Team led by Obote was with us, so as we did the Education they were repairing the well Pad that was not in good shape. The community members were very supportive in the whole process by bringing water to be used, carrying and helping in the concrete work. They did feed the Team after the day’s work and was kind of them.

NOVEMBER 18TH 

The construction team went to the site to check on the curing stage of the pad that was constructed and found that all was well and they reported that that it was ready for the next plan of action that was pump installation.

NOVEMBER 25TH 

The BWP Staff went to Enyalong’o community to install the pump and officially Handed over the pump to community members who were very happy to get water back and they promised to adhere with what we had shared with them during our Sanitation and Hygiene workshop. 

So the project is finished, but we are still waiting for the final pictures.  As soon as we receive them, we’ll be sure to let you know.


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11/19/2013: Enyalong'o Community Project Underway

We are excited to announce that the community of Enyalong’o, Kenya, will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.   A well originally constructed in 1988 will be repaired so that it is 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 of the site.  We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.  Take a look, and Thank you for your help.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  ENYALONG’O, EKERO, LUREKO, MUMIAS, KENYA
ProjectID: 4214
Install Date:  05/06/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 03/14/2018

Visit History:
05/27/2015 — Functional
11/18/2015 — Functional
01/28/2016 — Functional
09/14/2016 — Functional
12/07/2016 — Functional
03/28/2017 — Functional
04/13/2017 — Functional
07/25/2017 — Functional
03/14/2018 — 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.