Water and sanitation for 1000 in Burkina Faso

by Operation Wellfound
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Summary

Water access, something that we take for granted in the West is a daily struggle for many around the world, causing illness and disease and resulting in the death of a child every 20 seconds. Development is impossible without the natural resources required to maintain our basic needs, but we are hoping to help these communities by meeting the entire water and sanitation needs of the rural village and surrounding areas of Kamendena in Burkina Faso by providing a well and 4 latrines.
$20.31
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Burkina Faso is increasingly affected by climate change and desertification, creating difficulties in accessing previous water sources. Our work is carried out in small, rural communities that can be overlooked by larger NGOs. They average African child or adult Woman spends 16 hours a week collecting water for their family. This cuts into time for things such as education.

Solution

By reducing time spent collecting water we have a knock on effect for all the children as they have more time to attend school and adults as they manage to spend longer farming the land and running small businesses. Sanitation and hygiene are also a factor as the number of water born diseases is reduced.

Long-Term Impact

Sustainability is one of our core values. The formation of water and sanitation committees brings together representatives from all of the community, including those from marginalised groups, such as women. Their role is to oversee and manage the building of the facilities, liaise with stakeholders. This can unite a community with a common goal and a central point with which everyone has a vested interest.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.operationwellfound.org/​

Organization Information

Operation Wellfound

Location: London, Middlesex - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.operationwellfound.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Berry
Ms
London, Middlesex United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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