Ndiaye-Ndiaye Community Well Project – Senegal

Fatick, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Fatick is a small city of 26,000 people, located in Western Senegal on the northern tip of the Sine river delta. It is the capital for the region of Fatick.

Fatick is predominantly ethnically Serere with small communities of Wolof and Pulaar. The project will take place in Ndiaye-Ndiaye, which is the oldest neighborhood in Fatick and is a vibrant and very close-knit community.

In 2008, a group of community leaders raised funds from within the community to build a community center for use by all the people in the neighborhood. The Association that now runs the center, L’Association pour le Developpement de Ndiaye-Ndiaye, is composed of farmers, herders, and fishermen from the community that pool resources to take on community revitalization projects.

Some of the projects that have been sponsored by the association include: business and technical training for women, HIV/AIDS and malaria awareness, community clean-ups, and waste management.

Due to the deforestation of the mangroves, the water table from which the entire city gets its water supply is salinated. The water is unsuitable for human consumption and cannot be used for gardening or tending tree nurseries.

The community center, located on the outskirts of the city, sits on an unsalinated water table.

Project Description
The project is to dig a well at the community center for a community garden and for use of the community at large. The cement walls and gate make the center the perfect location for a garden and tree nursery.

Project funds will be used to pay for materials, including cement, metal support bars, rope, pulley and bucket. In addition, the funds will pay for the transportation of materials.

The well will be dug by a local well-builder, a member of the community association, at cost.

The community has also raised enough funds to supply the garden with all the tools necessary to raise a healthy garden and is committed to the maintenance of the well.

Project Impact
The project will provide clean water for the creation of a garden that will be tended by 35 members of the association and their families. The well will also provide clean drinking water to the whole neighborhood of over 1,500 people.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Daniel Robles-Olson

This is a great project with a large impact. It will provide health benefits to the community at large and additional economic benefits to the participants and their families.

The proceeds from the garden will help these families meet their dietary and financial needs and continue to fund the activities of the Ndiaye-Ndiaye Community Center.

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 Daniel Robles-Olson of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Daniel and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Senegal.

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