Koboye Well Project – Senegal

Koboye, Senegal

Community Description
Koboye is a 300-person Pulaar village with three distinct quartiers, located on a mountaintop a few kilometers from the Senegal-Guinea border.

There exists a shallow well, about 20 meters deep, toward the eastern side of the central quartier. However, it is dry for about 6 months of the year. Also, the wall surrounding the well is falling in, is unable to keep dirty runoff water from entering and contaminating the well.

The only other water source is an open spring about 1 km from the village (for the western half of the village) that is down a rocky gorge (about 15 meters deep).

Project Description
The project involves improving and deepening the existing well, and digging a new well in one of the other quartiers.

The new well will be central to the eastern quartier, not more than 500 meters from the people who will use it. It will be deep enough to reach the water table, at about 25 meters

The villagers will contribute the food for the workers, the concrete to build the wall around the top, and the raw materials necessary to do so.

Project funds will be used to pay the well digger and help pay for the transport of materials

Project Impact
About 200 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Katherine Crocker

This project greatly improves the availability of water for the village. Great cost benefit is achieved by first improving the existing well. The new well makes safe water available to a presently unserved part of the village.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

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

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