Hand pumped shallow well – Makwara Village

€15 of €2,500 raised

Busia county is located in western part of Kenya, it borders Bungoma county to the north, Kakamega to the east, Siaya county and Lake Victoria to the south east. Busia is approximately 1700 square kilometers. The county has a population of 893,681 people with common diseases being malaria and water borne diseases caused by unsafe water.


Village name Makwara village, Busia County, Kenya
Brief description of the village
  • 20 x 20 square feet, semi – permanent houses, mud houses
  • all weather roads, hot and wet climatic conditions, and area covered forest and clay soil.
Population of the village (households) 893,681 people
Household’s average monthly income (KES) 5,000ksh = 50 USD per month per family
Number of families/households expect to benefit from the water source 120 families or more = 840 Persons
What water source does community depend on at the moment?
  • Long distance, unsafe drinking water, bad roads while getting the water.
  • The nearest water source is 2km. its small pan size 3×3
How far is the current water source? 2 km
Who owns the land where the water well will be dug? Community members already identified community land where water well can be constructed
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