Foulamory Health Hut Well Project – Senegal

Foulamory Demba, Region of Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
This project will impact on four Pulaar villages located within two kilometers of each other: Foulamory Demba, Foulamory Yero, Saere Djiba, and Saere Sawaly.

The villages are located about 13 kilometers from Velingara, a small city in the Southern Kolda region of Senegal. The population of these four villages is approximately 750 people, and the predominant source of income is subsistence farming of millet, corn, peanuts and cotton.

The Foulamory community is currently building a health structure in the village of Foulamory Demba, an effort in which Water Charity is participating. See Community Health Hut Construction Project – Senegal.

Project Description
This project is to build a well to serve the Foulamory Community Health Hut. The well will be used as a source of potable water for the joint purposes of sanitation, first aid wound care, and drinking when appropriately treated.

The addition of a well to the health hut has great importance, since access to safe water is a challenge in the village, and currently, the nearest well to the health structure is over 500 meters away.

The well will serve both the personnel and the patients of the health hut by facilitating access to potable water within 20 feet of the health hut.

The well will be dug by a local well digger, with the help of men from the village. It will be dug to a depth of 12 meters in order to ensure year-round access to water, and will be covered with zinc sheets to avoid outside contamination. It will function with a traditional rope and pulley system used to pull up water.

The project funds will be used to buy the materials needed for the well, such as cement, iron supports, rope, pulley and bucket, as well as to pay for the transportation of materials from Velingara to the village, and the digging of the well itself.

The well will serve the immediate health needs of four rural villages in the area, as well as provide a place for dialogue about health issues faced by the community. A knowledgeable community health worker will run the health hut, consult patients, prescribe medications from the village pharmacy, and refer more serious patients to a larger health clinic in the area.

Project Impact
This project will directly benefit 750 people in the four villages served. The health hut well will have a lasting impact on the quality of work that can be carried out at the health structure, by ensuring sanitary conditions in the treatment of patients.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Olivia Kenna

This project is a follow-up to the project to build the health hut, in which Water Charity is participating. It is a great example of the modular approach to development, in which a project can begin, and then be immensely improved by an additional effort. It serves as a true example of a project that fits precisely within our mission, and demonstrates our core concept that a small amount of money can go a long way when directed appropriately in the right circumstances.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Michael Kenna, of Seattle, Washington, USA.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Olivia Kenna of your donation. Additional money received will be used to fund the next project by Olivia and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Senegal.

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