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Shisong Water System & Tank Project - Cameroon

Shisong Water System Tank Project - Cameroon

NPCA & WC LOGOSThis project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.
 

Location
Shisong, Northwest Region, Cameroon

laying pipeCommunity Description
A farming community in a multi-ethnic region of Cameroon not too far from the border of Nigeria There is a private hospital specializing in cardiac surgery nearby that shares the name of the village.

Problem Addressed
Simply put, there is a serious lack of clean potable water, especially in the dry season.  RPCV Patrick McCarville was a Peace Corps volunteer in this area from 2009-2011, and began working with community leaders in Shisong to identify solutions.  The village leaders made it clear that the issue of clean water availability during the dry season was an immense problem, and work was done to lay the foundations for this project back as early as 2010, including the formation of the Shisong Water Association.

Project Description
A safe water source has been pinpointed 7 km from the town, and this project involves tapping this source to bring water to the community.

Lenjo James Lukong,  the project’s technician determined that the best way to get the water to the community would be to build three spring catchments to collect the water, followed by 8.4 km of piping to get the water to a large storage tank in the town.  From there, 24 stand pipes will be used to distribute the water throughout the village.

Patrick returned to Cameroon in the summer of 2014 to follow up on the work he had done as a PCV, and found the project still moving forward but in need of the storage tank. Without the tank the community can only build 6 of the 24 stand pipes due to lack of water pressure. The tank is also needed to store water to guarantee a constant supply of water throughout the dry season. The community has laid most of the piping required to connect the catchments to the storage tank and has excavated the site for the storage tank.  They have done their best to move forward with the project, clearing land, moving stones and digging the foundation for the storage tank.  However, the community lacks the resources to complete the storage tank and finalize the piping to distribute the much needed water.

The projected financial need to complete the storage tank and water system is itemized below.

      Shisong Water Association Work CrewStones – 12 truckloads - $960

      River sand –4 truckloads- $640

      Cement –150 bags- $1650

      Iron Rods 14 mm- 3-$57

      Iron Rods 12 mm-3 -$35

      Iron Rods 10 mm- 4- $30

      Iron Rods 8 mm- 10-$55

      Iron Rods 6 mm – 5-$17

All labor is to be done by community volunteers who donate their time during "country Sundays" (holiday from the farm) every month for this project. Over 50 people come out each country Sunday to help with labor. People who are not able to work make food and provide refreshments for all of the laborers.

The Shisong Water Association has already hired a skilled local technician, Lenjo James Lukong, who will handle the technical construction of the storage tank. His fees have already been worked out with the Association. He is very experienced and skilled; he has built spring catchments as well as similar storage tanks for the hospital and the local church.

Project Impact
7,500 people

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Patrick McCarville

Monitoring and Maintenance
The Shisong Water Association will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of the system to be installed by this project.

Comments
During his service, the water committee contacted Patrick for assistance in the development of their project.  He facilitated the drafting of a constitution to formalize a Shisong Water Association, and then worked on community education and outreach which resulted in expanding the water committee to include additional elected members of the community. Yearly elections were established for the executive committee of the Shisong Water Association. To ensure participation of community members with diverse perspectives, the committee established three positions to be held by women, and the executive committee include members from every quarter. 

This project is done under the auspices of our Western Africa Water & Sanitation Program.

Dollar Amount of Project
$3,800

Donations Collected to Date
$3,800, including donations from Southern Maine Community College and friends of PCV Patrick McCarville

Dollar Amount Needed

$0 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of the Robert Victor Sager and Beatrice Mintz Sager Foundation.

Donations in excess of the project amount will go to our Cameroon Country Fund.

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

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Bafamgoum Well Project - Cameroon

Bafamgoum Well Project - Cameroon

Location
Bafamgoum, Batie, West Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Bafamgoum is a neighborhood in the small village of Batie in the mountainous West Region of Cameroon. It is approximately 4 km west of the Route Principale N. 5. at an altitude of about 1,600 meters.

Problem Addressed
Bafamgoum has no source of safe water. This leaves community members to walk several kilometers to the nearest water pump, or, more often, go to the local stream for water. This is not only inconvenient, but also causes a large number of cases of waterborne illness.

Bafamgoum Well Project - CameroonThe number of confirmed typhoid cases at the local health center from January through November, 2014, was 194, while there were 124 cases of intestinal parasites.

Project Description
The project is to construct a drilled well and pump in Bafamgoum.

The Water Committee of Bafamgoum has been formed, and will be responsible for the management of the project.

The well will be located in the Touke market area of Bafamgoum across a dirt road from the village's secondary school.

The well will be dug to a depth of about 80 meters.

An APEX hand pump will be installed. It is readily available, fabricated in Cameroon and similar to the India Mark II.

Water Charity funds will be used for the pump, materials, and labor.

The community will contribute the land, unskilled labor, some labor costs, and fees for the technicians.

After the construction, seminars will be given on health, hygiene, water safety, and proper use and maintenance of the pump.

Project Impact
2,000 people will benefit from the project

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Allison Adams

Monitoring and Maintenance
The water committee will maintain and repair the pump. Fees will be collected for water usage and used for repairs when needed. Parts are readily available locally.Bafamgoum Well Project - Cameroon

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project for the community. It will provide safe water at a convenient location, and will reduce the incidence of waterborne disease. It has been well planned by the community, demonstrating a commitment and competence to see the project through to successful completion.

This project is part of our ongoing  Western Africa Water & Sanitation Program

Fundraising Target
$5,400

Donations Collected to Date
$5,400

Dollar Amount Needed
$0 - This project has been funded by an anonymous donor

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in Cameroon.

 

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Akid Water System Project - Cameroon

Akid Water System Project - Cameroon

Akid Water System Project - CameroonLocation
Akid, Muambong, Bangem Sub-Division, Kupe-Manenguba Division, SW Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Akid is comprised of a group of fewer than 100 people, all of whom work as farmers. The residents are very poor and mainly earn money through the sale of coffee.

The community is very remote from the neighboring towns, and thus has to be self-sufficient. It is entirely cut off from the main town and market during the rainy season, when the town is only accessible by foot.

Problem Addressed
Currently, the people of Akid use local streams as their only water source. Streams are generally contaminated, as people also use them for going to the bathroom, washing laundry, taking baths, and disposing of waste.

Additionally, the streams are located downhill from farms and therefore get polluted from runoff pesticides. The people are not only drinking directly from the streams, but they are also using the river water to create their main food source, fufu.

As of now, to get clean water, women and children must fetch it from rivers far distances away, spending much of their time each day in the process.

There is a high incidence of gastrointestinal illness, and some reported cases of typhoid. Also, there are many skin infections and incidents of filariasis.

Additionally, the village has very high rates of malaria. The majority of patients admitted to the hospital each month are treated for that disease. The stagnant river water provides a good breeding opportunity for mosquitoes, and water stored in homes in uncovered buckets may contain mosquito larvae.

Project Description
This project is to increase access of the people of Akid to potable water through the construction of a water system.

Akid Water System Project - CameroonA water filtration tank will be built to purify water diverted from the local streams. The water from the tank will then be pumped into the main villages to several stand taps for the people to use.

Planning for the project began with the creation of a group to oversee the project. The Community Development Committee meets every other week and collects contributions from the population. They have raised substantial funds to be used for this project, and are very serious about its success.

To identify the best water source, the community paid for an expert, Simon Mbeng, to come out to the village, and provided transportation and lodging. He surveyed the area and confirmed the water sources and then created budgets and plans for the project.

An aggregate and sand filtration tank will be built next to the stream, which will be connected to a tank for storing the filtered water. That water will then be pumped to the main tank above the village.

The distance from the river to the uphill tank above the village is roughly 300 meters. The pump will be run by a 5 horsepower generator. The generator will run on diesel, which requires general maintenance, but the community will be trained on this and funds will be collected to pay for repairs.

Water from the main tank will run down to the community. The distance of this tank to the village is approximately 330 meters. From there, water will be distributed to a few taps within the community, a distance of 240 meters.

Local plumbers and contractors will oversee the construction of the system and will use community members to supply the labor. The construction should only take 3 to 4 days once the materials are acquired.

The town has already started collecting local materials, such as rocks and sand and timber. Community work days will be established to finish the project.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for skilled labor and to purchase the pump and other building materials, including concrete, PVC pipe, rebar, and supplies.

The community will supply the labor for the digging of the pipeline, the laying of concrete, and the carrying of materials to the sites. The town is hoping to complete the project by the end of December, during the dry season.

Water sanitation lessons have already begun, and the use of the system will be demonstrated. A screening for malnutrition has been completed, and nutrition lessons will be started.

Project Impact
70 people in Akid will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Allely Albert

Monitoring and Maintenance
To ensure the sustainability of the water system, members of the Community Development Committee will receive training. They will be in charge of maintaining the water system, and funds will be collected to cover the costs of any repairs.

Akid Water System Project - Cameroon

Surveys will be conducted to ensure that people are using the system properly.

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the health and wellbeing of the community. It will decrease disease resulting from dirty water and will result in a time savings for those responsible for retrieving water for household use.

Fundraising Target
$4,000

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$535

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Dollar Amount Needed
$3,465

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

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Mah Di's Orphanage Well, Pump, and Tank Project - Cameroon

Mah Di's Orphanage Well, Pump, and Tank Project - Cameroon

Location
Kumba, Southwest Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Kumba is located in the Southwest region, two hours north of Douala.

Mah Di's Orphanage Well, Pump, and Tank Project - Cameroon

31 orphans live at Mah Di’s Orphanage, ranging in age from 4 months to 18 years. Many of the children have lost one or both of their parents due to HIV/AIDS. However, fortunately, every child has tested negative for the virus.

Mah Di is the sole provider for these children, and she continuously struggles with orphanage upkeep due to the overbearing cost of raising 31 kids. She is unable to afford many necessities that are required to keep children happy and healthy, thus leaving the orphans susceptible to disease and malnourishment. The orphans are particularly vulnerable to the HIV/AIDS endemic in Africa because of their lack of parental guidance and support.

Problem Addressed
The only water source at the orphanage is a river that is 2 kilometers away from their home. The children must trek along a hilly dirt path to the river several times a day, and sometimes miss school for the sole purpose of collecting water.

Their current water source does not provide clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathing, thus leading to a high level of school absence and an increased risk of disease.

Project Description
This project is to build a system comprised of a well, pump, and storage tank to provide the children with convenient daily access to clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sanitation.

The new well will be dug with a hydraulic drill, allowing water to be accessed from deep within the ground, reducing the chance of the well running dry in the future.

The pump will be an India Mark 2 hand pump, and it will be purchased new in Douala.

The tank will be built of bricks and lined with tile, and will be roughly 1 meter by 1/2 meter.

Mah Di's Orphanage Well, Pump, and Tank Project - CameroonSurrounding the well, the ground will be leveled and cemented for easy access and water runoff.

The orphanage will maintain and service the water system upon completion.

A Kumba-based NGO, Needs For Children, will contribute partial funding for the project as well as provide training in health, hygiene, and sanitation.

Project Impact
35 people, comprised of 31 children and 4 staff, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Layne Anderson

Comments
The increased availability of water will result in a decrease in illness for the residents of the orphanage.

Dollar Amount of Project
$2,288.00

Donations Collected to Date
$170.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$2,118.00

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

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Fultang Health Center and School Water Project - Cameroon

Fultang Health Center and School Water Project - CameroonLocation
Nkongsamba, Manenguba Division, Littoral Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Nkongsamba is a city with a large population that is spread over a vast land area. The beneficiary community is located in Quarter 5 and is predominately farmers. They are a wonderfully hospitable people and have an incredible work ethic.

Quarter 5 is also sometimes referred to as Mbaressoumto by the local population.

The Fultang Foundation Hospital is a health center that offers a number of services including laboratory services, emergency services, maternity, pediatric, ORL, physiotherapy, and even has an operation theater.

Directly across the road, not more than 50 meters away, is the Fultang Bilingual High School.

Recently the community raised funds to build a clean water catchment some 500 meters from the clinic and high school, and it became their primary source of water. The catchment water is potable without treatment, as it is natural spring water that is running through rock and sand filters that were built into the catchment.

Fultang Health Center and School Water Project - CameroonProblem Addressed
With the current location of the clean water catchment, the majority of the population has to walk at least 500 meters uphill to collect water. Piping the water to a second tap near the school and clinic would make it both safer and easier for all community members to obtain clean drinking water.

Project Description
This project will install a water pipeline 500 meters from the location of the catchment to the health clinic and school.

The process will involve digging a trench and laying pipes, and connecting to the water supply. The unskilled work will be done by community members.

Size 40 galvanized pipe will be used, rather than PVC, for strength and longevity. The taps will be simple solid taps with size 32 pressure pipes leading into them, and will be installed by a local plumber.

A simple concrete base will be built by a local technician around the taps to ensure proper drainage so as to eliminate any standing water that might breed mosquitoes.

Fultang Health Center and School Water Project - CameroonWater Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, pipe, fittings, and fixtures.

Project Impact
Approximately 1,500 community members, plus the 500 students and staff will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Shaun Willis

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the health and wellbeing of the large number of people who will gain easy access to safe water.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00

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 Shaun Willis of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Shaun and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

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Wuro-Yobi Well Project - Cameroon

Location
Wuro-Yobi, Mayo-Darle District, Adamaoua Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Wuro Yobi is a very rural community in the bush with a population of about 300. There is no electricity or running water. The community members are mainly cow herders and are very poor. A primary school was recently donated and built by UNICEF in 2008.

Wuro-Yobi Well Project - Cameroon

Problem Addressed
There is no source of clean water for the people of Wuro Yobi. There is a river 200 meters behind the school that is currently being used as the primary source of drinking water for the population. It is used for washing clothes and dishes, and the water is contaminated.

Project Description
This project is to build a well in Wuro-Yobi.

The well will be located at the primary school, a central location for access by the children and the members of the community.

The construction of the well is a part of a project being funded by the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP), which includes Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities with the children at the school in order to improve sanitation and hygiene.

The overall PCPP program will also include a garden and nutrition project. Beds will be placed near the well and runoff will be directed toward the garden.

The hand-dug well will be 16 meters deep, which will provide an adequate water supply, even during the dry season. The digging has already been started with community contributions.

The well will be lined with 20 concrete rings, which will be fabricated on site. The engineer will first make two molds to begin fabricating the rings using cement, iron wiring and flexible boards.

Each ring will be lowered into the well by rope and straightened and aligned. The gaps will be filled with gravel and cement, making the well water tight.

A concrete top will be fabricated, and a hand pump and piping attached.

Wuro-Yobi Well Project - CameroonA cement wall will be built at the top to keep contaminants from entering the well. A concrete pad will provide a secure and clean place for people to stand as they fill their buckets.

A drainage system will be built under the spout to reduce standing water by collecting and directing it to the garden.

The hand pump will be of the type generally used in the area and available locally. It will have a long handle and will be easy to operate by adults and children. It will be secured and monitored, and opened during certain hours.

Members of the water committee will be trained on pump maintenance and repair.

Project Impact
824 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sarah Seng

Comments
The well will help change the lives of many by reducing the burden of obtaining safe water each day. The reduction in the use of contaminated water, along with the prevention of standing water, will reduce the incidence of typhoid and diarrheal diseases.

This project has been concluded.

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Messamena Handwashing Station Project - Cameroon

Messamena Handwashing Station Project - Cameroon

Location
Messamena, East Region, Cameroon

Community DescriptionMessamena Handwashing Station Project - CameroonMessamena Village is a small community of under 800 people, nestled deep within the tropical rainforest.

There are vulnerable populations, such as the Baka Pygmies, that have suffered from modern day slavery by local lumber companies.

Problem Addressed
Hygiene education is severely lacking in the East Region. It is not a habit to wash your hands, let alone with soap. This has led to consistent problems with diarrheal illness, which in turn leads to missed days of school.

A portable handwashing station, made out of an old plastic 250-liter oil barrel, is used at the school, but it is not secure and not regularly used.

Project Description
This project is to build a handwashing station at the public school in Messamena Village.

The sink will be built 20 meters from the latrines, between the two classrooms, and will remain open for use by the community. It will be attached to the wall of the school under the current handwashing mural. It will be 2 meters long, with a basin area of 75 cm, all made out of concrete.

The existing 250-liter barrel will be placed on a table made of 4 by 4’s approximately 2 meters high and the sink will be approximately 1 meter high.

There will be piping from the barrel to the sink that will supply water to 3 spouts.

The station will be built directly over a drainage system made of concrete connected to the school, allowing drainage into the current system and preventing the accumulation of standing water.

Messamena Handwashing Station Project - CameroonThe gutters will be made of either PVC piping or metal that is used for roofing, and attached by nails to the wooden roof structure. Water will then be directed to the barrel. In the absence of rain, the barrel will be filled manually.

The work will be done by local technicians who have done previous work with cement in the past.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase materials, including cement, piping, fixtures, and faucets.

The project will be accompanied by hygiene education, demonstrations, and project by a WASH club of students responsible for demonstrating healthy habits.

Project Impact
150 students and 50 parents will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Edward Rosenbaum

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the health and wellbeing of students and staff at the school, as well as the community at large.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$555.00

 

 

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

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Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroon

Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – CameroonLocation
Njinikom, Boyo Division, North West Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Njinikom is in the North West region of Cameroon about an hour and a half outside of the regional capital, Bamenda.

There are two catchments on Boyo Hill that provide community water to a number of areas and locations of Njinikom, including Bochain, Atukone, Anteinilah, Isailah, the Catholic Hospital, and a girls' boarding school, Maria Gority. The catchments were built in 2010 by the community using funds from their development association.

About 10 years ago some individuals planted a bunch of eucalyptus trees on the hill near the catchment. Since these trees use a lot of water, and are therefore bad to have in the catchment area, the community removed those trees this last year.

There is an issue of erosion around the catchment area, especially since that area was used for farming before the two catchments were built.

The community has determined that planting the right trees there will raise the water table and ensure that there will be enough water to provide the growing population in Njinikom.

Last year the community managed to raise money to plant 1,000 trees. They are hoping in the next two years to be able to plant a total of 10,000 trees to protect their water supply.

Problem Addressed
There is an inadequate supply of community water in Njinikom, especially during the dry season. The hill (Boyo) that the water catchments are on doesn't have many environmentally-friendly trees to keep the water table high.Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroon

Project Description
The project is to plant an additional 1,000 environmentally-friendly trees in the water catchment area on Boyo Hill in Njinikom.

The trees will reduce erosion, which fouls he water source. They will also provide a canopy of shade around the catchment area to capture the rainwater and prevent the sun from drying up the soil during dry season.

The project will be implemented under the direction of the Njinikom Municipal Council. The work will be headed up by Chia Lawrence, who has been planting trees in Cameroon for 25 years and has gathered a great group of individuals to assist him in this effort.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase 750 Prunus Africana trees and 250 Augusti Sima trees.

Members of the community will provide all of the labor for the project. They will transport the seedlings to the planting site, as well as to do all of the digging, pegging, and planting of the trees. They will also watch over the trees and ensure their healthy growth once planted.

Project Impact
5,000 people who rely on water from the two catchments will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kristin Field

ComNjinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroonments
This is a unique project to protect the water catchments that serve a large number of people, thus ensuring an adequate water supply. It uses the appropriate technology under the circumstances, and is cost-effective and environmentally beneficial.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$350.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$205.00

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

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Liakom Protected Spring Project – Cameroon

Liakom Protected Spring Project – Cameroon

Location
Liakom, Fundong Subdivision, Boyo Division, Northwest Region, Cameroon

Community Description
The Boyo Division is located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. The predominant ethnic group is the Kom people, but there are also Hausa and Mbororo's in the sub-division as well.

Liakom is traditionally known as the location of the Kom Palace. However, in the valleys from the palace live many Mbororo herders who are an ethnic minority in the area. This far portion of Liakom is inhabited by many compounds of Mbororo herders who rely on subsistence farming and their cattle. The population is approximately 325 people.

Liakom Protected Spring Project – Cameroon

Problem Addressed
The Mbororo people have been using a spring catchment that has remained open and unprotected since its creation in the 1980s. This leaves those who rely on the spring very vulnerable to many waterborne diseases.

The spring is on a far edge of Liakom and is located downhill from the majority of the herders’ compounds. This leads to the contamination of the water supply.

Project Description
This project is to rebuild the old and dilapidated spring catchment.

The spring will be re-excavated and covered. The community will dig until the impermeable layer/bedrock is reached. The water engineer will instruct the community on making the water channel.

After the channel is created, the community will fill the rest of the space with clean stones, and cement over the top of it. This will dam the water and leave it cleanly collected and adequately protected from animals and other organic materials.

Community members will carry stones, sand, cement, and all other construction materials, as well as provide all unskilled labor for excavating and back-filling.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for the cement, sand, bricklayer/engineer labor, and a few pipe fittings, to create the protected spring source.

Liakom Protected Spring Project – CameroonMany community members have already received training in various topics over a month-long period while attending neighboring Alim/Boyui and Ameng's trainings. A refresher course will be conducted after community work days.

Project Impact
350 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Stephen Cormier

Comments
The protection of the spring catchment will reduce disease caused by contamination of the water, and make the supply readily accessible to the villagers.

Stephen previously completed the Alim Protected Spring Project – Cameroon, the Menka Protected Spring Project – Cameroon, and the Menka Water Storage Project – Cameroon.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$555.00

 

 

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

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Mboh Water Project – Cameroon

Mboh Water Project – CameroonLocation
Mboh, Boyo Division, North West Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Mboh is a village in Boyo Division located in the North West Region of Cameroon. The ethnic group of the village is mostly Kom. Mboh has a rural population of about 3,200. The majority of the population depends on agriculture as a livelihood.

Problem Addressed
There is currently a water catchment system in the community, but as the population has spread over the years, less than half of the population has close access to the water. In some areas, villagers have to trek 20 minutes uphill to the water source.

Project Description
This project is to build stand taps in seven new sites in Mboh.

The project is being implemented under the direction of the Center for Integrated Rural Development and Agroforestry. The locations of the stand taps have been identified and agreed upon by the community.

Mboh Water Project – CameroonThe piping will connect to the existing water supply, extending the water to 4 surrounding quarters of the community: Isaibe, Akuiki, Jimuku and Fukwas.

The stand taps will be built by a local technician using stone, sand, gravel, and cement. Trenches will be dug, and the piping will be laid and connected to the existing main water line.

Water Charity funds will be used to buy pipe, cement, and all the other materials needed to build the taps. The funds will also be used for skilled labor.

The community contribution will be all unskilled labor, transport of materials, and sand.

Project Impact
2,000 people will benefit from the project.

Mboh Water Project – CameroonPeace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Alina Dallmeier

Comments
This extension of the water system to serve a greater portion of the community will vastly improve the health and wellbeing of a substantial number of people by making safe water readily available.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Alina Dallmeier of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Alina 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.

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