V5 Bile Community

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 11.12
Longitude -3.38

108 Served

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

The team was initially approached by the community while working in another area and asked to repair their well.  When the team arrived, 108 community members were utilizing and unprotected well located 3 kilometers away from the community, surface water located 1 kilometer outside the community, tube wells, and a protected hand dug well located 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 diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses  During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee or Community Base Organization (CBO) and a Women’s Health Group who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided any materials they had available, and guarded the team’s equipment during the night.  There are other NGOs working in this area.  Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee with a Living Water Burkina Faso contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, or become subject to vandalism or theft.

Using the Living Water Traditional Method, the team addressed: Germs, Hand Washing – Proper Techniques and Water Saving Methods, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping the Water Clean.

The Living Water Burkina Faso team had an opportunity to meet with forty-five year old community member and farmer, Amaole Nakanabo, who stated, “Here it is, we are pleased to welcome you in our village.  We are in a crisis of potable water, everyone in the village of Bile.  We had to use one hand dug well or another protected hand dug well that would dry up quickly.  We are many people to use these hand wells with so many of our neighboring villages like Kafougue and Tankiedogou who pull water there also.  But today is a great day for us because we have received this team who has come to our aide.  We want to thank them very much for what they have done for us to end this water crisis in our village.  We are very proud of this.  Thanks a lot!”

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11/07/2013: V5 Bile Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well for V5 Bile Community in Burkina Faso is complete.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  V5 Bile, Sud-Ouest, Ioba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9034
Install Date:  11/07/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/30/2017
Well Depth:  184.00M

Visit History:
05/06/2015 — Functional
12/16/2016 — Functional
09/13/2017 — Functional
11/30/2017 — Functional


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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.