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Doumouole - Wells for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Doumouole - Wells for Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : Installed - Mar 2014

Project Type : Well Rehab
Program : Wells for Burkina Faso

When the team arrived, 300 families were dependent on 2 unprotected wells, various forms of surface water, tube wells and 2 protected wells to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, residents were suffering from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. There are Community Health Workers in the community who reside in the community and work to better community health outcomes. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee that is comprised of five to seven members trained in various aspects including management of the provided water point as well as general management principles to equip them with skills on sustainable water resources. Part of the responsibility of these water committees—where agreed upon and accepted by the community—is to collect a nominal fee from everyone that uses that particular water source. The money is collected by a designated treasurer within the committee and is used to help clean the well sites, pay and watchman to guard the well, and purchase locks and spare parts.

Impact : 500 Served
Functionality Status : Under Community Care

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