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The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Nahiridon Bagane, Burkina Faso -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 469 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Current Monitoring Data Delayed

Last Checkup: 04/27/2018

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Community Profile

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

A LWI Burkina Faso team member stated, “It was a delightful outing with the people of Nahiridon. The sun wasn’t as hot as it usually is and there was a nice breeze making for a pleasant experience for all. The people were very happy to receive clean water again as it is difficult in their area to find water.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected hand dug well located .7 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, typhoid and malaria. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of six men and two women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided food. This water committee is also responsible for collecting an annual well maintenance fee of $1.00 per family. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Beherman Malo, 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 thirty-one year old community member and housewife and farmer, Moussa Zingue, who stated, “I think that today, I am very happy because before when the pump broke down, it was very difficult for us to get clean water to drink. We were obliged to drink water from the creeks and from the open hand dug wells which were not good. But, with the activities that I came to see with my own eyes we can get water from the pump that is clean. Thus, I want to thank you very much on behalf of the village with empty hands but truly our hearts are full of joy and we must worship the Lord Jesus. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in these activities today!” (note: culturally when they say that they “give thanks with empty hands” it is to say that nothing was offered under the table in return for the work, but that it was between friends openly given and received.)

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.

Project Updates


12/18/2012: Nahiridon Bagane Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Nahiridon Bagane in Burkina Faso has a newly restored source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates, pictures, and information about the community.


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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


19 individual donors
Gail's Small Group -- London ON
D&B Canada - Project Consulting Team
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