The construction of six potable water wells in six villages in Burkina Faso
Aigua pel Sahel launches a project in collaboration with two local entities: the Assotiation Kobinkale and the Association pour la Paix et la Solidarité, which aim to build potable water wells in six rural villages racked by many deficiencies, suffering from a lack of potable water and high infant mortality rates due to waterborne diseases.
The absence of drinking water leads to waterborne diseases, which are the second leading cause of child mortality in the world. These include acute diarrheal diseases and gastroenteritis caused by viruses, protozoa and bacteria, leading to death by dehydration, especially in children ages 1 to 5.
Droughts are becoming more common, and water supply services in many areas are inadequate.
The entity also engages in training in hygienic habits, and monitors and evaluates the different phases of the project.
The aim of the programme is to reduce the rates of waterborne and water-related diseases, as well as infant mortality, and to increase leisure and income-generating activities for women.
The indirect beneficiaries are men, ages 15 to 65 and older. They take care of work in the fields, and the animals. With the construction of wells the animals will have access to water, as they are built including water troughs, with the surplus water being used for the animals.