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Koboye Well Improvement Project – Senegal

Location
Koboye, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description
Koboye is a small village of 400 individuals. It is situated on top of a small mountain that borders Guinea. Villagers speak Pulla Fuuta, a dialect of Pulaar.

The two wells in the community have become unreliable. The first well is now not deep enough to get water at any time of year. The second well provides water most of the year, but right now, during the dry season, the water level is too low.

The lack of water has caused the women to have to get water from the natural springs. However, the water is extremely dirty and unsafe.

Project Description
This project is to repair and improve the two wells in Koboye.

For the first well, the well digger will dig until he encounters water. He believes that cement will not be necessary for this well because the soil is laterite.

In the second well, water is visible, so the well digger expects that it will be possible to have water year-round if he digs further and lines the wall with cement.

Water Charity funds will go toward the labor and transportation costs of the well digger, as well as the purchase of the cement to line the second well.

Project Impact

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Ashleigh Baker

$210.00 Donations Collected to Date$210.00