Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso



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Country:
Burkina Faso

Program:
Wells for Burkina Faso

GPS:
Latitude 11.28
Longitude -3.38

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Our pump was broken down a long time. When I was passing by this morning, I saw your team arrive and all the people gathered, so I came to see and to assist your work. May God continue to give you the strength to help all the villages who need clean water like us. We want to thank God for this rehabilitation and we want to thank you very much!

Ablaye S - Community Member



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Stories and Community Profile

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

A LWI Burkina Faso team member commented, “Our team was late in arriving due to some unexpected delays, and the people waited 4 hours! When we finished the work and began proclaiming the Word…what was so remarkable was that even the Muslims, the Mossi people, stayed to hear the words of Jesus when the gospel was presented. Normally, they will drift off when Jesus’ name is mentioned, but this time they stayed and listened to the words being spoken by our evangelist. Well rehabs are an excellent way to bring people together from different religious paths, and hopefully they will follow the path of Jesus.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected hand dug well located .2 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 four men and four women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided materials and food. This water committee is also responsible for collecting an annual well maintenance fee of $1.00 per household. Most residents are of Catholic, Protestant, Muslim or Animist faith and earn a living by farming or artisan gold mining. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Alidou Ouedraogo, 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 seventy-five year old community member, Ablaye, Sankaro, who stated, “Our pump was broken down a long time. When I was passing by this morning, I saw your team arrive and all the people gathered, so I came to see and to assist your work. May God continue to give you the strength to help all the villages who need clean water like us. We want to thank God for this rehabilitation and we want to thank you very much!”


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Recent Project Updates


02/06/2013: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the rehabilitation of a well in Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso has been completed!  The newly restored well is now a source of safe, clean water for the community.  We just posted a report from the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9028
Install Date:  02/06/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 11/30/2017
Well Depth:  162.00M

Notes:

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
05/13/2015 — Functional
12/21/2016 — Functional
09/28/2017 — Needs Repair
11/30/2017 — Needs Repair




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Country Details

Burkina Faso

According to the latest UNDP report, Burkina Faso is ranked 161st out of 169 countries with comparable date in the United Nations Human Development Index. Poverty is pervasive throughout the country, and recent challenges such as outbreaks of meningitis, yellow fever, and cholera, as well as civil conflict in neighboring Côte d'Ivoire, have only added to the extreme vulnerability of the Burkinabe people.

Only about 72% of Burkina's primary school-age children are enrolled in primary school due to the costs of school supplies, insufficient infrastructure and teachers, and opportunity costs of sending a child to school when he or she could earn money for the family. The landlocked nation has few natural resources and a weak industrial base. About 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, and therefore vulnerable to periodic drought.

The country has an abundance of valuable water sources, but most pumps are either in some state of disrepair or altogether non-functioning. As a result of the lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation throughout the country, there is a persistence of waterborne illnesses like diarrhea and cholera. The most cost-effective and efficient way for TWP and our partners to affect change for Burkina Faso's thirsty is to rehabilitate these water sources: replacing hand pumps, repairing broken parts, sealing open wells—doing whatever is necessary to restore clean water to the people who need it most.

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.