Keur Daouda Cisse Well Project – Senegal

Keur Daouda Cisse, Thies region, Senegal

Community Description
Keur Daouda Cisse is a small village about 6 miles outside of Thies. 300+ villagers share about 20 compounds in a sandy, land-locked village with no electricity.

Keur Daouda Cisse Well Project – Senegal

Some compounds have access to a water spigot that connects to a water tower in Tawa Fall. However, most villagers rely on one well in the center of the village.

There is a second, more recently-built well. However, it was not dug deep enough, so it lies dormant and unused. Both wells need immediate work.

Problem Addressed
The first well, located next to the village Mosque, is relied on by most of the villagers. It is old and its interior is disintegrating, and the water is not clean.

The second well was built in 2003, but is presently unusable. It is 21 meters deep, and the walls are in good shape. However, it does not produce enough water during the dry season.

Project Description
This project is to refurbish two wells in Keur Daouda Cisse.

The first well will be rebuilt by deepening it until it has a minimum of 4 ft. clear water, and repairing and extending the walls.

The second well will be deepened until it has minimum of 4 ft. of clear water. The wall will be extended in the newly-dug area.

All work to be done in village by trusted, local, competent well-builders. The technology will be basic manual labor, working with rebar, wiring, concrete, and shovels.

Water Charity funds will be used for the labor of the skilled workers and the materials.

The community will provide local materials and unskilled labor as necessary to complete the project.

The community is also contributing $190 that was raised through the sale of music recorded in partnership with Community Voice International (CVI).

Keur Daouda Cisse Well Project – Senegal

Project Impact
About 300 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Karen Chaffraix

This is the first partnership effort between Water Charity and CVI whereby funds raised through the recording and marketing of local music is channeled back to the community to implement community development projects of their choice. It is hoped that this demonstration will promote further collaboration.

The project brings back to functionality two essential sources of water for the community. It is extremely well-planned and supported, and demonstrates the power of the community to bring about necessary improvements.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

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