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The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -
The Water Project: Batiele Community and College -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Wells for Burkina Faso

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2013

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…

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 67 families were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well, a spring and piped water on the premises, surface water and a few protected dug wells 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, self-help group and women’s health group to assist the team with the water project and to better sustain and help serve in the community after the team leaves the area. Most residents farm to earn a living and a few work at the local college. There are 1,090 students who attend college in this community and who now all have access to a safe water source. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.) 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, 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 twenty-eight year old community member, Joel Hien, who stated, “I am the librarian at the college of Gueguere and represent the college today. This is the pump of the College which was made in the village for all the students, 1090 students and all the others who use our pump in the village. The director of the college truly thanks Living Water International and its’ partners, The Water Project. When the pump broke down in the past, the people of the village utilized water from the creek which was not clean and gave them many illnesses. Even in our setting, there was a lot of suffering by all the students. I thank God because it’s because of Him that we have benefited.  I also want to thank the local church here today and welcome them. The people of village are very, very, happy to have clean water!”

 

Project Updates


02/05/2014: New Pictures from Batiele

Just a quick note to let you know we added some new pictures of the Batiele community project.  How excited are people when the receive safe, clean water?  It might just lead to dancing!  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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12/02/2013: Batiele Community Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to rehabilitate a well in Batiele, Burkina Faso is now 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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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.



Contributors

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