Wells

This project is carried out in Burkina Faso by APPA
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Providing clean drinking water at walking distance

In the Netherlands we find it normal to drink water from the tap, but in Burkina Faso, things are totally different. The bad water quality often causes health problems. Girls miss school days regularly because they and their mothers often need to walk hours to fetch water.

The ASAP Foundation wants to ensure that people in the villages don’t need to walk more than 500 meters to find water. We install wells and pumps ( the blue pump) so that children no longer have to miss lessons. Sponsoring this project is essential, because water is a vital resource!

What does the project entail?

The ASAP Foundation looks for funding to install water wells, and the villages provide the manpower for the installation. The deployment of workers helps ASAP get a 3% reduction from the contractor we select.

Once the wells are installed, we transfer the responsibility for their management to the village water committees. A local team of ASAP staff makes regular visits in order to control the progress and quality of the work.

How do we install a well?

After finding the most suitable location for the well, we start drilling, after which the water pressure is tested. It should not go above 1 cubic meter per hour. If that is not the case, then we drill somewhere else. Once the well has been installed and that we have tested again if everything works, the water itself is tested and then the hand pump is installed.

What are the results?

There is enough clean drinking water, and diseases are less frequent. Women and girls don’t have to walk so far anymore and girls can simply go to school!

How much does it cost?

One well costs 10.355 euros. This includes drilling the well, water analysis, the pump, the construction around the well, and the installation costs.

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