52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 01 – Dassilame Serere

This project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Dassilame Serere, Kaolack, Senegal

Community Description
Dassilame Serere is a small village of just over 500 people located in the delta region of Senegal. Its primary source of income is agriculture, but because of the beautiful landscape of the delta filled with mangroves, birds, and plentiful marine life, it has also become somewhat of an eco-tourism destination and now has several small hotels called campements. These along with the rest of the village are completely off the grid and rely solely on well water for drinking, irrigation, and other household needs.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 1 - Dassilame SerereProject Description
Pape Diouf, a native of the village, established one of these campements in 2007 and shortly after used the proceeds from it to start a one-hectare women’s garden on the premises. This garden gives local women a secondary source of income and allows them to increase the overall nutritional level of their households. There is one well in the garden from which everyone pulls water. The plan is to install one rope pump on the well to increase the overall ease and speed of watering this large space.

Project Impact
The members of the women’s group will directly benefit from this pump along with many others who occasionally help with the garden. This first pump will also expose other groups to this technology and encourage them to join the project or even look into purchasing a pump on their own.

For more information on Pape’s Eco-Capmepent check out his website: http://papediouf.uniterre.com/

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 1 - Dassilame SerereDollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity or Randall Harward, of Ojai, CA, USA.

If you wish to contribute funds to go the overall program, go to the 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program – Senegal page and click on the general Donate button there.

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