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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
About 300 people will have easier access to clean water.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Ashleigh Baker

Comments
This is a small but necessary infrastructure project for the community. It is well known that wells will often require upkeep and maintenance. It is anticipated that the community will begin to collect small amounts from users so that funds will be on hand for future projects.

Ashleigh’s previous project was the Koboye Latrine Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project
$210.00 Donations Collected to Date$210.00

Dollar Amount Needed
\$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Ricky Olson, of Deer Park, WI, USA.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Ashleigh Baker of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Ashleigh and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.