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The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -
The Water Project: Eshikulu Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 378 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Oct 2014

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 10/08/2019

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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 Eshikulu Community Water project rehabilitation is a shallow Hand dug well water point initiated in the year 1988 by Kenya Finland Western Water Supply Program me (KFWWSP). The well is 46 ft. (total depth), water resting static level (which is the water level when you are not pumping and haven’t pumped recently) is 6 meters, and was constructed by 1 meter diameter by 24 inches concrete casings from bottom to the top surface, covered with 4” concrete slab, thereafter an INDIAN MARK II pump was installed which served the community up to 2010. The only option the community saw was to break the 4” inch concrete slab to allow them draw water using a 20-liter jerri can tied on the rope. As a result of worn out ropes, many jerri cans dropped in the well and the water users could not enter into well to retrieve them.

Following the announcements in District officer’s public meetings, Eshikulu Community members learned of Bridge Water Projects (Development partners in Water Sector) rehabilitating Kefinco failed wells in the area. They soon made an application to Bridge Water Project requesting for their community’s well rehab support.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The community currently gets water from the same source despite challenges of buckets  and containers dropping in the well when the rope gets weak. The well is not covered and poses the possibility of foreign objects dropping in hence contaminating water, which becomes risk for the consumer’s health.

POPULATION

Eshikulu Community has 42 households with numbers of 6 – 9 people per house averagely 250 – 378 people

HYGIENE & SANITATION

Most homes have pit latrines, bathrooms, dish rack outside the kitchen, no cloth lines, composite pit in a few of the home while most does not have water storage facilities and not well covered.

Respondents with bathrooms/bath shelters

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 Respondents with bathrooms/bath shelters

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Respondents who use latrines/bathrooms

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Respondents with latrines covers

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Place of defecation for respondents

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Respondent capable of digging and constructing own latrine if given latrine

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Respondent ready and willing to collect local materials to construct family latrine

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What respondents use to wash hands?

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Hand washing practice

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Presence of community latrines

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Primary Water source

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ACCESSING THE NEED

There’s need to rehabilitated Eshikulu Community water project by installing Afridev Pump so as to improve water quality for better health and to make it more efficient for the consumers to draw water instead of using buckets tied on the unsafe ropes.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the well is rehabilitated community members and Eshikulu Anglican church will be the beneficiaries.

WATER COMMITTEE

During BWP meeting with community members under the direction of their Village Elder, they resolved to choose a water committee amongst themselves before the implementation of the water rehab project.

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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

Project Sponsor - Yakima Foursquare Church