Usine Coton Rope Pump Project – Senegal
Usine Coton, Kolda, Senegal
This project will take place in a part of Usine Coton comprised of 38 people living in 4 houses. They share the use of one well.
Each day the women use the centrally-located well to obtain water for drinking, cooking, doing laundry, bathing, washing clothes, and watering their gardens. They spend a lot of time and energy pulling water from the deep well and carrying it back to their houses.
The rope pump was designed by the Full Belly project as a system that is easy to fabricate, use, and fix. It works as a basic rope pulley, mounted above a well, attached to a series of PVC pipes. Upon turning the handle of the pulley, the rope, fixed with plastic stoppers (made from old bidon bottles), catches Water on the way up the pipe, delivering water through a spout into a bucket.
All of the materials are locally available. The fabrication and installation will include all of the members who use the well, so that if something breaks everyone knows how to fix it.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This is an inexpensive system that uses appropriate technology to improve the wellbeing of the members of the community. Its simplicity and ease of maintenance ensures the sustainability of the project.
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$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Creative Crossroads Promotional Products.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Marcie Todd of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Marcie and/or those of other PCVs in Senegal
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.