Conclusion of Well Improvement Project – Mali

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Pilar Lyons.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

This project was to line, cover, and reinforce five wells in a Baara Be, Mali.

Pilar reports:

The well shafts were excavated and the sand and gravel were gathered, cleaned and separated. The bricks were made, and work continued between farming activities.

The bricks were placed inside the wells and cemented, and dirt was packed outside them for support. The forms for the tops were made, and the concrete poured and the doors secured.

Progress was slow, as once the rains came, we had to wait for the dry season to proceed. However, the work was completed before I finished my Peace Corps service.

We are grateful to Pilar for finishing this great project, and again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for the Water Charity participation in this project.