Development of a large diameter well in the village of Djiangoufing, rural community of Gouadougou


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Development of a large diameter well in the village of Djiangoufing, rural community of Gouadougou


Freshwater, Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

International Waters

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Project Partners

Grantee: Action pour la promotion rurale et la protection de l'Environnement - APRPE (Non-government Organization)


Total: $20,105


7/2009 - 12/2010


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Summary: Since the drought of the 70s, the problem of drinking water was one of the concerns of our authorities. Djiangoufing, like many of our villages is facing a shortage of drinking water during much of the year. The population of the village Diougoufin faces enormous difficulties in meeting their need for drinking water. This problem particularly affects women who spend most of their time in search of water to meet the needs of households. The few water sources consist of traditional wells, ponds and creeks that run dry during the dry season. They are sources of many diseases due to unsanitary conditions. This lack of clean water may disrupt profoundly the quality and future state of people's lives in the village of Djiangoufing. One of the most visible findings is the proliferation of diseases related to unsafe water. It should be noted that the growth of the population has doubled over the past decade and the flow of surface water in contrast has decreased. People gather around the few rare water points and animals drink in the same places also. That causes pollution which is a troubling situation for today. This project is a response to this concern of the village and the communale authorities. Its aim is to supply the village with drinking water and enhance the ability of people to improve their conditions.

Context: As part of the development of any country, access to safe water and sanitation are essential for the well-being. For that Mali has put a particular focus on water supply in rural areas, which have grown over the past ten years. This results in the implementation of 4,298 modern wells and 10,160 (63.5%) of 16,000 drillings are equipped with means of human - powered pumping and solar – powered pumping. This effort is the translation of Malian policy for drinking water supply through several departments including: - Ministry of Energy and Water; - Ministry of Territorial Administration and Local Government; - The Ministry of Environment and Sanitation ... ... Despite this effort, to meet the needs remains enourmously significant and even though greatly affected the level is still low, as only 57% of villages and fractions were served not to mention that almost 27% of the pumps are down. It should be noted, that in the field of sanitation activities were very hesitant, they are limited mainly to Education, Information and Communication. One can also note that only 4% of the rural households benefit from improved latrines according to the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in 1996. The village Djiangoufing like many villages in Mali is facing a shortage of drinking water and problems of poor sanitation. The only large-diameter well set up by the mayor is not functional. The water supply system consists of ponds and wells that dry up during the traditional hot season, forcing women to get up at dawn to engage in fetching water. In terms of hygiene, the village faces many water-borne diseases. This fact is explained by the lack of drinking water and also by the fact that animals drink at the same water points that people use.

Specific objectives: - Strengthen the capacity of populations for sustainable management of water points and training for the eradication of waterborne diseases; - Create a drinking water point; - Contribute to food self-sufficiency - Contribute to the reduction of water-related diseases

Expected Outcomes

Expected Results: - 70% of the population in the project area is informed and aware of waterborne diseases - Drinking water is available through the establishment of a large diameter well - A committee for the management of water points is in place; - A green space is created around the well - Vegetable products are available 20 farmers (male / female) are trained on water hygiene

Activities and strategies: Awareness and information of rural populations: The target groups (especially women and the youth) will be sensitized and informed by radio broadcasts and talk-discussions, that will be led by the facilitator, to get them to take hygiene measures around water points. Water Hygiene Training It will focus on themes related to water sanitation and regulatory measures at water points. It will cover thirty (30) persons including members of the committee and other resource persons from the village leaders. The ultimate goal is to allow committee members and people to deal with hygiene and better management of water points and equipment. - Development of a large diameter well The large diameter well set up by the NGO will be constructed and equipped with pulleys to facilitate access to water. Hygiene measures to turn the shaft will significantly reduce waterborne diseases and alleviate the workload of women. Construction of a vegetable perimeter. The construction of a vegetable perimeter will probably fill the food deficit caused by the variation in the rainy season, it will also decrease the rural exodus. The NGO will support the group of women for the construction of a perimeter vegetable.

Creating a grove village around the well: On the space of the well a tree plantation will be built and it will become a green space for users of the well. The space will be constructed by modern techniques to restore the soils before the planting of local species. Members of the management committee will be the plant breeders under the supervision of the officer of the NGO. After planting they are also responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of plants.

Achievements: Results and Impact

The results achieved during and at the end of the project will be in one communication.

Lessons for Replication

The lessons will be learned during and at the end of the project.


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