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The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Gnibare Village, Burkina Faso -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 05/08/2018

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Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

It was quite memorable to be greeted by the church and village leaders with dancing and singing as we pulled into the village. Due to the growing crops we had to park the truck a good distance from the well, but that was no problem as all the men carried the pipes and tools to the well site which was located in the middle of a corn field. As the women danced and sang, we installed the new materials and realized clean fresh water to quench their thirst and meet their daily needs. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a monthly well maintenance fee of $0.40 per person. Most community member’s subsistence farm or teach at the nearby school to earn a living. The school is located one kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Addon Some, with a LWI Burkina Faso contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Burkina Faso team had an opportunity to meet with sixty-three year old community member and farmer, Ziniyel Some who stated, “We don’t know how to thank you. Because of you we have clean water to drink. Before our women had to gather water where the animals drank. It was dirty. Your work today has saved us because we have clean water. We are very happy.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI Burkina Faso team addresses: 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 Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions. After the hygiene education, the community constructed a fence around the well site to better project their new, safe water source.

Project Updates


11/13/2012: Gnibare Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the village of Gnibare, Burkina Faso, has a newly restored, fully functional well, supplying safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures from the site.


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Project Type

Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.



Sponsors

Annapolis High School/SHEWS