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The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -
The Water Project: Yehoun (Sikinon), Founzan, Burkina Faso -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2013

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 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!”

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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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.


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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32 individual donors