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The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -
The Water Project: Bouni Bouni Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/27/2018

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Community Profile

There are two schools who benefit from this water source: a Primary School with 227 students and a Secondary School with 180 students. For this project, it was a bit difficult to get everyone together since it is harvest season. Also, the language here is different than Dagara (Pougouli), which made training a little more difficult to translate. Without this source up and functional, locals must rely on an open well to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and open defecation in the area, community members and schoolchildren suffer from hygiene and water-related diseases.

During the well rehabilitation, the team made repairs to/replaced the: pump dead, pump handle, and pump base, rods, the water tank, riser main and drop pipe, cylinder and chain.

The well is 22 meters deep with a static water level of five meters.

Not only did the team restore clean water to Bouni, but they also brought important information on hygiene and sanitation. They taught about hand-washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make an Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons were taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices and implement community-driven solutions.

During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and who are responsible for maintaining the well after the team leaves the area.

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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.



Contributors

Yakima Foursquare Church