Sare Demba Mballo Well Repair Project – Senegal

Sare Demba Mballo, Sare Bidji, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
The village of Sare Demba Mballo in the community Rural of Sare Bidji in the region of Kolda is made up almost entirely of Pulaar peasant farmers. There are approximately 250 residents year-round; the number increases slightly to about 300 during the rainy season.

Roughly 60% of the villagers are under 20 years old. Many of the children under 10 years old suffer from food insecurity and improper weaning, which is shown by swollen bellies, diarrheal disease, and often stunting.

This year there is a crisis as a result of the government not buying peanuts. The receipts from peanuts are relied upon up by the village for income.

There are a number of hand-dug wells in the village, averaging 15 meters in depth. Several are in disrepair and in an unsafe condition.

Project Description
The project will fix wells that are in disrepair, unsafe, and providing unclean drinking water. Three wells will be targeted that are the main source for drinking water for roughly 90% of the village.

The project will start with the one that is in the worst condition and continue sequentially until they are all finished.

Each well will be lined with cement to at least three meters down. A lip will be built around the well to prevent small children from falling in. The ground around the well will be cemented to prevent erosion.

Project Impact
This project will benefit more than 200 people.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Nathan Danielsen

It is always more cost-effective to repair a well than it is to build a new one. In this case, three wells are upgraded to improve the quality of the water, make them safer, and increase their functionality and useful life.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity Manuel Aguirre, on behalf of Natalie D. Camastra, with the help of friends of Nathan Danielsen.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Nathan Danielsen of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Nathan and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Senegal.

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