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The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: V4 Badone, Burkina Faso -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 03/28/2018

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Community Profile

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

A LWI Burkina Faso team member commented, “V4 is a unique village where the Dagara (animist) and the Mossi people (muslim) live together in close proximity. They have a close fraternity and live as brothers intermixed and equal. This is certainly not the case in other villages, but it is true in V4. When the project was completed both people groups wanted to thank Living Water International and The Water Project in each of their respective languages showing their gratitude and participation in the project.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected hand dug well located 1.5 kilometers 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 eight men who provided materials, labor and food. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a well maintenance fee of $1.00 USD per person per year. Most community members earn a living by subsistence farming or by teaching at the nearby school. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Valeriten 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 fifty-seven year old community member and farmer, Felicien Somda, who stated, “I think that when our pump was broke down it was difficult to live with the problem of water in this village. But I know that today the All Powerful God has descended on our village and given us clean water again. I thank first of all, the church association which is based in Dano and all their partners behind them. I would also like to thank all the people of the village who came out today.”

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


12/20/2012: V4 Badone Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of V4 Badone 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


33 individual donors
Team Aegis Worldwide
The Wendorf Family
STAND at VCU
THA Architecture