Loading images...
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2012

Functionality Status:  Current Monitoring Data Delayed

Last Checkup: 03/21/2018

Project Features


Click icons to learn about each feature.



Community Profile

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

A LWI Burkina Faso team member stated, “The transformation that occurred at the well site was incredible to witness. On the day of the installation, the men all came together to pitch in while the women stood off and sang songs. Finally, everyone came close as the pump was attached and water started flowing.” When the team arrived, families were utilizing a protected hand dug well located half of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, families were suffering from dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, residents assembled a water committee consisting of six men and two women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided any materials they had available. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a monthly well maintenance fee of $0.20 per person. Most families subsistence farm or teach at the nearby school to earn a living. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Deneniour Dabire, 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 twenty-five year old community member, housewife and farmer, Cristel Hien, who stated, “Before when the pump was broken down, we suffered a lot to get water to do our principle activities like cooking, bathing, preparing our traditional beverage “dolo”. And, the animals have suffered to have water because there is not a creek area nearby with water. Now with this rehabilitation, we are very very happy for this and we must thank God for it. I must say thanks to everyone who left their work in the fields and came to work at the well site. I want to say thanks to those who worked so hard with this rehab because water is close to help us with our activities. I want to thank you so much on behalf of everyone in the village of Dalare. Thank you very much!”

Project Updates


11/13/2012: Dalare Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the well restoration in Dalare Centre, Burkina Faso, is complete!  The community now has a source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures from the site.


The Water Project : the-water-project-lwi-burkina-faso-november-2012-patyrak-bk120130twp010030lwb_page_09_image_0001-2


Project Photos


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.