Well repair in Kenya #4272


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Well Rehab in Kenya

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This project is in the early stages of site selection and initial construction preparation.

During this phase, teams are working to ensure that the community is mobilized and ready for the work to commence. They may be working with them to gather supplies, prepare the site or organize a local water committee to oversee the project in the long term.

We will post specific details about the project, including locations, as they are made available by our partners.



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Well Rehab in Kenya


Project Type: Well Rehab
Project type subject to change prior to completion based on community needs and geographical and hydro-geological limitations.

Repairing wells can be one of the most efficient ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  When our partners identify old broken down wells, they assess the costs of repairing it vs. replacing it.  Often times, it's relativly easy to simply replace a rusted pump or even re-case the hole.

Each repair project is put through the same community mobilization process as a new well.  Communities are trained in sanitation and hygiene and long-term follow up is put in place so that the repaired well will work for as long as possible.





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.