Bondigui Village

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Burkina Faso

Wells for Burkina Faso

Latitude 10.89
Longitude -3.57

300 Served

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Today, we have received a great benefit. You came and lifted our suffering. The water that we searched for a long time is finally here, today we have found it! Thank you very much.

Be Sou - Farmer

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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, 300 community members were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located 3 kilometers away from the community, surface water, tube wells and a protected hand dug well located 2 kilometers away from 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. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee, Self-help group and Community Health Club to assist the team with the water project and provide necessary on-going assistance in the community. 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 following hygiene issues were 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 thirty-six year old community member, farmer, and President of Community Development, Be Sou, who stated, “I want to thank you for the help you have sent here in this village to provide clean water. Really, we have suffered because of a lack of clean water for 2 years now. Today, we have received a great benefit. You came and lifted our suffering. The water that we searched for a long time is finally here, today we have found it! Thank you very much.”


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Recent Project Updates

02/13/2014: Bondigui Village Project Complete

We are excited to report that the village of Bondigui, 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!

The Water Project : burkinafaso9050-17

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Bondigui, Sud-Ouest, Bougouriba, Burkina Faso
ProjectID: 9050
Install Date:  02/13/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/13/2017
Well Depth:  236.00M

Visit History:
05/11/2015 — Functional
12/20/2016 — Functional
12/13/2017 — 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.