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The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -
The Water Project: Kewa Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Jan 2014

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/05/2019

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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.

The proposed Kewa water project is a community well that was dug in 1988. The aim was to provide clean and safe water for the community. The well served the community until 1998 when it was vandalized. Since then, the community has had tough moments in search for clean and adequate water for their domestic use. It was therefore through the help of the Local Administration that BWP was approached for assistance.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE.

The community currently gets water from Sokoro stream. The stream is 2 ½ km away from this community and the water is unfit for consumption as the stream is surrounded by contaminants like latrines which are built on the upper side of this stream.

POPULATION.

This community has a population of 60 households with each homestead having approximately 5 members per household.

HYGIENE   AND SANITATION.

The hygiene and sanitation of the community is a dire situation where by most homes don’t have designated litter areas, no hand washing points and the compounds are dirty in totality.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES.

If rehabilitated, the well will serve the entire community members of Kewa.

ASSESSING THE NEED.

BWP has seen the need to rehabilitate the well so as to provide safe and clean water for the community. It has also established a need to help the community overcome hygiene and sanitation problems. We will conduct trainings on PHAST, and CLTS so that the community members understand the importance of hand washing stations, separate litter areas and keeping a clean compound.

WATER COMMITTEE.

They have a water committee that has been inactive therefore more capacity building with the community to ensure the activation of the previous committee or to select new committee members.  The committee will have the power to foresee the daily running of the water source and ensure that the well is sustainable and continues functioning.

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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.


Contributors

Dennis Schurter
Midwest Pond
Brownie Troop 553
Wycombe High School's Fundraising Page
1 individual donor(s)