Fass Toucouleur Well Improvement Project – Senegal

Fass Toucouleur, Kaolack Region, Senegal

Community Description
Fass Toucouleur is a small Pulaar village of 300 people located 24 kilometers south of Kaolack and five kilometers from the nearest paved road. There is no electricity and the main source of income for the village is peanut and millet farming.

The village currently has one robinet that provides wash water, but the water is too salty for human consumption. There is one 25-meter deep well that provides all of the community’s drinking and cooking water as well as water for cattle and other livestock. The well is cement-lined and was built about 20 years ago.

The well is uncovered and in disrepair. Thus the water is contaminated by human and animal waste and poses a safety hazard to children, adults and livestock.

Project Description
This project is to repair and improve the well in Fass Toucouleur.

A rebar and cement well cover will be constructed. It will have two metal doors for the drawing of water.

The cracks in the wall of the well will also be repaired.

A new structure to support the pulley, rope & water buckets will be constructed, as the current one is unsafe and in need of replacement. In addition, the cement platform around the central well will be repaired.

The project will be carried out under the direction of the Fass Toucouleur Hygiene Committee.

An experienced mason will be hired to supervise the work.

Upon completion of this project the women of the village will attend a water-sanitation presentation to learn strategies for keeping their drinking water clean and preventing waterborne illness.

Project Impact
300 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jen Richards

This project will guard around contamination of the water, improve the structural integrity of the well, and improve the efficiency for drawing water from the well.

Jen previously successfully completed the Fass Toucouleur Elementary School Latrine Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation.

This project has been concluded.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Jen Richards of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jen and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.