Bondigui Nabale

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 11.04
Longitude -3.52

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Burkina Faso team arrived, 600 community members, Community Center and a local school were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 5 kilometers outside the community, various forms of surface water located a kilometer outside the community and tube wells and a protected hand dug well all located 3 kilometers outside the community to meet all of their water needs. (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.) 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 or Catholic faith and were all provided safe drinking water in Jesus’ name. The local Krista Lawyir Church and Catholic Church will continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the unreached through the provision of safe drinking water. There are several other NGOs working in the area including: PNGT II, BABSO, PAPSA and PEA who are all working to increase Dagara literacy and help with hand dug wells and compost pits. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and who is responsible for maintaining the well after the team leaves the area.

Using the Living Water Burkina Faso 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.

Achillle Hien, 33 year old community member and teacher shared with the team, “I have been in this village for the last four years, and I know that there is no other point where people can gather clean water in this village. All the people must get water from the creek, and the water there is very dirty. Me, because I can afford some bleach, put a little in the water in order to drink it, but the population must drink it like it is. Thus, they find many sickness. Just to find other clean water in the area the women have to walk 5 kilometers from here. Thanks to the aid of the mayor we received a new well, but it broke down after just one month. We have repaired it more than three times and it remained broken down until the day you arrived in our village. I want to thank you again, all the village and each person is very happy!”

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02/13/2014: Bondigui Nabale Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Bondigui Nabale in Burkina Faso has a new source of safe, clean water.  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:  Bondigui – Nabale, Sud-Ouest, Bougouriba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9045
Install Date:  02/12/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/13/2017
Well Depth:  226.00M

Visit History:
04/12/2015 — Functional
12/30/2016 — Functional
11/07/2017 — Functional
11/07/2017 — Needs Attention
12/13/2017 — 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.