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The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -
The Water Project: Gueguere Komon Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2013

Functionality Status:  Current Monitoring Data Delayed

Last Checkup: 04/27/2018

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Community Profile

When the team arrived, 522 residents were dependent on an open well to meet their most immediate water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, families were suffering from dysentery, cholera, 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.

Not only did the team restore clean water to Komon, 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, providing any materials they had available. They are responsible for collecting a monthly well maintenance fee of 500F ($1 USD) from every family that gathers water from the well.

A drill team member commented, “From the moment we arrived this project was lively… Village leaders showed up. When the local school director walked all the kids to the well site to greet us, it took our breath away. Every student passed in front of us respectfully to greet us. It was just an amazing well rehab and such strong community support.”

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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