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Bonfesso Community - Wells for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Bonfesso Community - Wells for Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : Installed - Nov 2013

Project Type : Well Rehab
Program : Wells for Burkina Faso

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 150 community members were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well, unprotected spring and other forms of surface water, piped water on premises and tube wells so sustain their growing water needs. Because of the community’s dependence on contaminated water sources and their practice of open defecation, families were suffering from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee, self-help group and women’s health group who assisted the team and will continue to help serve in the community after the team leaves the area. There two other NGP’s working in the area : PABSO (German Project) and ANTABA, whose focus in on literacy. Most residents are of Muslim faith, as this is the first time many in this area have heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee with a Living Water Burkina Faso contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft. Using the Living Water Traditional Method, the team addressed : Germs, Hand Washing-Proper Techniques and Water Saving Methods, Good-Bad Hygiene Behaviors, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping the Water Clean.

Impact : 150 Served
Functionality Status : Under Community Care

Contributors : 5k Well Run, DIG IT ! Citronelle Memorial Baptist Church’s Fundraising

The Water Project

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