Gueguere V1 Koregnon Community

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 11.08
Longitude -3.29

500 Served

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

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 140 families including a Primary School with 112 students and a Community Center were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 6 kilometers outside the community, an unprotected spring and various forms of surface water both located a kilometer outside the community and tube wells and protected wells both located 2 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 of Protestant, Catholic or Muslim faith and the local Catholic Church, Protestant Church and Krista Lawyire Churches will continue to cultivate new believers and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the unreached. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee and Women’s Health Group who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, supplied any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. These groups are also responsible for maintaining the well after the team leaves the area.

There were 558 community residents who attended Hygiene Promotion; including: 131 men, 162 women and 265 children. 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 33-year-old community member and village councilor ad farmer, Elise Some, who stated, “First of all, my name is Elise and I am the Councilor of V1 Koregnon. I thank LWI organization and their partners very much. I salute also the Americans who are their house. Thanks for all the trips out here you have made, and that you don’t just rest beside the work. Thanks for your good work. I believe that this grace and love we have received comes from God. I believe also that you showed us the love we ought to have one for another, that we should help one another in the village. I thank them for doing all of this to come and give us clean water to drink. We were thirsty, but today joy has filled everyone in the village because we have clear water to drink. I want to thank you a lot and God who is strong.”

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Recent Project Updates

02/06/2014: V1 Koregnon Project Complete

We are excited to report that V1 Koregnon School in Gueguere, Burkina Faso, has a new source of safe, clean water.  A broken well has been restored 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. Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

The Water Project : burkinafaso9042-17

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Gueguere (V1 Koregnon), Sud-Ouest, Ioba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9042
Install Date:  02/06/2014

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 11/28/2017
Well Depth:  220.00M

Visit History:
05/05/2015 — Functional
12/16/2016 — Functional
09/13/2017 — Functional
11/28/2017 — 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.