Vouregane Community

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 10.12
Longitude -3.19

300 Served

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"I want to say thank you for those who have come into our village today to do this project with our pump. It is God who created water and all people must drink water to survive... Everyone is very happy with the water from this pump that they may drink from it again. "

Amelie S - Farmer

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

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 171 families including a several local churches were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 4 kilometers outside the community, various forms of surface water all located a kilometer outside the community, tube wells located 3 kilometers outside the community and protected hand dug wells located 6 kilometers outside 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. Most residents are Catholic, Protestant or Muslim faith and the local Association Krista Lawyir Church, Catholic Church and Protestant Church will continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with community families, using access to safe drinking water as an entry-point to sharing the Good News with the unreached. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee, Community Health Club and Self-help group who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and supplied any materials they had available. This Water Committee is also responsible for maintaining the well after the team leaves the area.

During the hygiene education, and 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 47 year old community member, farmer and housewife, Amelie Some, who stated, “I want to say thank you for those who have come into our village today to do this project with our pump. It is God who created water and all people must drink water to survive. Our pump has been broken down since the last dry season. We had to use water from the shallow hand dug wells but we suffered because the water was not clean. Thanks to you today, I think the suffering of water will diminish greatly in this village. Everyone is very happy with the water from this pump that they may drink from it again. It’s not thanks to you that we have received this water, it is really thanks to the all-powerful God that we have received this water. We must all acknowledge and praise God with a loud voice and with a very great joy.”

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Recent Project Updates

01/29/2014: Clean Water For Vouregane

We are excited to report that the community of Vouregane in Burkina Faso has a new source of safe, clean water.  A well has been repaired so that it is a dependable resource for the community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  With clean water and training on sanitation and hygiene to help prevent disease, the potential of Vouregane has been unlocked.  The smiling faces say it all.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Vouregane, Sud-Ouest, Ioba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9040
Install Date:  01/29/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/18/2017
Well Depth:  210.00M

Visit History:
04/15/2015 — Functional
12/16/2016 — Functional
05/24/2017 — Needs Attention
09/05/2017 — Functional
11/18/2017 — Functional


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.