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Batiele Community and College - Wells for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Batiele Community and College - Wells for Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : Installed - Dec 2013

Project Type : Well Rehab
Program : Wells for Burkina Faso

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 67 families were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well, a spring and piped water on the premises, surface water and a few protected dug wells to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s 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 to assist the team with the water project and to better sustain and help serve in the community after the team leaves the area. Most residents farm to earn a living and a few work at the local college. There are 1,090 students who attend college in this community and who now all have access to a safe water source. (Editor’s Note : While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people. To learn more, click here.) 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 : 500 Served
Functionality Status : Under Community Care

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