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The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Koulegane Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 340 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2013

Functionality Status:  Current Monitoring Data Delayed

Last Checkup: 04/27/2018

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Community Profile

When you come upon a village with only one clean water source like this and it is in disrepair, it’s blatantly clear how great a need there is. Since this borehole is the only one in the entire region, it is heavily overused. All other water sources like the hand-dug wells and the creek dry up in February and March every year. Everyone comes to this one well to get water.

When the team arrived, 340 residents were all depending on this open well to sustain their most immediate water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, families were suffering from dysentery, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water-related illnesses.

We installed new rods, riser main, drop pipe, cylinder, and chain. These new parts are all made of stainless steel.

The well is a total of 51 meters deep with a static water level of 8 meters.

Not only did the team restore clean water to Gueguere, 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 consisting of 4 men and 2 women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided meals for the team. This water committee is also responsible for collecting an annual well maintenance fee of $0.50 per person.

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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