This new well project serves an orphanage of 50+ children and also provides water to the surrounding community of over 1,000 people.
The former source of water for these children was an unreliable and unprotected spring about 1km away (seen below). The spring is flooded and dirty when it rains and dries up in the dry season. It is also a very congested water source, which indicates the need for clean, safe water in this area.
Our team has established that a water committee is in place and very active in the upcoming project. They plan to collect a small fee for use of this water point so that the project can be maintained in the long term. Our implementing team is also working with the committee to ensure proper sanitation and hygiene training is available.