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The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -
The Water Project: Sorendigui Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 125 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 12/13/2017

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Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 125 community members were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 2 kilometers outside the community, an unprotected spring located one kilometer away from the community, piped water on the premises and protected wells that were located 4 kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. There were several unique difficulties with this project such as: a different local language group (Burkina Faso has more than 50 dialects), the remote distance of the village, and the rains that impeded village meetings and work on the well. Through diligent and persistent work, the project was a success and 125 residents of Sorendigu community now have access to a safe water source. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee and self-help group who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. PABSO (German NGO Project) is working in the area to help cultivate rice field and irrigation. Before leaving the community, the Living Water Burkina Faso team provided the water committee with a Living Water Burkina Faso contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

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

The Living Water Burkina Faso team had an opportunity to meet with forty-two year old community member and teacher, Germain Sou, who stated, “On behalf of the village, I would like to truly thank Living Water International and their partners, The Water Project, for coming to our aid in this project. I know the women, men, and children are very, very happy. Look at their faces here, they are very satisfied. There was a time in our village when all the pumps were broken and everyone had to use dirty water from the creek which brought many sicknesses. But today, truly, I sense that there is great joy. So on behalf of the people and the community thank you! We are ready for all the things that accompany this project. We will continue to work in the hygiene and sanitation training you gave us, and the maintenance of the pump. Thanks again!”

 

 

 

Project Updates


11/11/2013: Sorendigui Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well in Sorendigui, 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!


The Water Project : burkinafaso9037_11


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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.


On behalf of the village, I would like to truly thank Living Water International and their partners, The Water Project, for coming to our aid in this project. I know the women, men, and children are very, very happy. Look at their faces here, they are very satisfied.

Germain S - Teacher



Contributors

Project Sponsor - The Weaver family/JM Smith Foundation