Diankancounda Ogeul Well Improvement Project – Senegal

Diankancounda Ogeul, Mampatim District, Kolda Region, Senegal

Community Description
Diankancounda Ogeul is a village of roughly 920 people, divided into 6 neighborhoods. It has a primary school and will be receiving a CEM next school year. There is a health hut, as well, but it is not currently functioning.

Most families make their living as farmers of peanuts, cotton, and corn. There is a weekly market in a nearby village 7 km away.

Out of the 22 wells in the village, only a handful are used for the retrieval of drinking water. Uncovered wells allow for the entry of contaminants.

Project Description
This project is to construct and install covers for four wells in the 3 largest neighborhoods in Diankancounda Ogeul.

Water Charity funds will pay for the materials, including cement and doors, transport, and the labor of the mason.

The community is initiating a village-wide “cover-filter-cover” project. Villagers promise that they will retrieve their drinking water from a covered well, use a cloth filter when pouring the well water into their respective buckets, and then storing the water in structures with covers.

Project Impact
450 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Julia Bowers

This is an ambitious project to make the wells used for drinking water as secure and clean as possible. Coupled with the community-wide educational initiative, it will serve to reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal illness that comes from contaminated water.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation and the G3 Foundation, of Costa Mesa, CA, USA.

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