Sorendigui II

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 10.90
Longitude -3.48

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, 125 families including a local school, Protestant Church, and Catholic Churche were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 2 kilometers outside the community, an unprotected spring and various forms of surface water both located a kilometer outside the community, tube wells and a protected dug well located 4 kilometers outside the community to meet all of their water needs. The community’s use of shared latrine facilities and pit latrines coupled with access to a safe water source and continued hygiene promotion will help reduce the spread of disease in the area and promote the adoption of other good hygiene behaviors. Because of this, 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 and Self-help group who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and who is responsible for helping maintain the well after the team leaves the area. Most residents are of Protestant or Catholic faith and the local churches will continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with community families, using the provision of safe drinking water as an entry-point to sharing the Good News. There is another NGO, PABSO (German NGO Project) working in the area to cultivate the development of rice fields and irrigation. 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.

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 43-year-old community member, and Health Agent for the Mayor’s office, Richard Koum, who stated, “First of all, I want to wish you welcome in our community. In the name of the municipal council of the rural commune of Bondigui, of which I am the 2nd chair to the Mayor, I take this word to thank you for all the activities that you have brought here in the domain of clean water. In behalf of the sons of the village, I don’t know how to thank you, because water is life. I am very happy to have an association to bring alongside of you. We ask you to continue to accompany us always, us and the other villages that suffer without water. Clean water permits us to escape illnesses. Truly I am very happy with the village and truly full of joy.”

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Recent Project Updates

02/10/2014: Sorendigui II Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Sorendigui, Burkina Faso, has a new source of safe, clean water.  Along with all the other critical components that make a project a success, a broken well has been repaired so that it is a dependable resource.  To learn more, read about Our Process. 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!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Sorendigui, Sud-Oyest, Bougouriba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9044
Install Date:  02/10/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/13/2017
Well Depth:  240.00M

Visit History:
04/14/2015 — Functional
12/20/2016 — Functional
11/07/2017 — Functional
12/13/2017 — Functional


Carol J. Johnson
Christ United Methodist Church of Bowling Green, KY
Faith Christian Fellowship Youth
2 individual donor(s)

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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.