Project of the sinking of a modern type OFEDES well in the village Kagari

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Project ID

NER/CWI/Y3/2009/01

Project Title

Project of the sinking of a modern type OFEDES well in the village Kagari (rural commune Gueskérou) / Diffa Region

Type

Freshwater Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

Grantee: Organisation Nigérienne pour l’Education Environnementale (ONG ONEE) - ONG ONEE (Non-government Organization)

Financing

Total: $25,666;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP

Timeframe

10/2009 - 3/2010

Status

Satisfactorily Completed

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Contents

Description

Despite the large number of hydraulic achievements in recent years the state of modern water points is below the needs expressed and the lack of equipment for surface protection and remediation of modern water points, combined with weather conditions (drought, low rainfall, high evaporation) and the difficulties of mobilization and development of groundwater hinder the socio-economic development that began in the area. This results in the degradation of productive activities which helps to boost poverty both in rural and urban areas. It is in this context that the water quality and quantity is a major concern with regard to the age and level of extensive degradation of the wells for the inhabitants of the villages Kagari Arriwa and Kélloumouri. Indeed forced this difficult situation the inhabitants of the town Kagari Awari to drink water from a stagnant pond on the outskirts of their village, exposing them to water-borne diseases. In order to solve this tricky problem that hinders the development of the area, this project is submitted to the Community Initiative Project Water and Sanitation for research funding to enable the people to benefit from two modern wells which would save communities from water-borne diseases on the one hand and also reduce the time for women to fetch water and for long waits around the well. A mission of the NGO / Onee in collaboration with the Foundation Campania and local representatives of the Community Guéskérou visited the villages Kagari Arriwa and Kélloumouri to see the advanced state of degradation of the existing wells and the strain on resources for animals and humans in the immediate vicinity. The completion of two modern wells and the facilities on the surface will help with: • The access of the inhabitants to safe water, • A reduction of the chore • A reduction of waterborne diseases, • Increasing the coverage of potable water; • Maintaining the continuity and quality of water infrastructure; • The incentive target populations to have a good behavior towards water and sanitation; • Capacity building for members of management committees. The benefits of the implementation of the project are those listed in the national priorities for access to water and the strategies and action plan for managing water resources.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

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