Primary School of Xol Xol Niangen Water Project – Senegal

Xol Xol Niangen, Department of Linguere, Louga Region, Senegal

Community Description   Xol Xol Niangen is a small community of about 600 people predominantly of the Wolof ethnic group. The male adult population is made up of primarily farmers who travel to work in the dry season and return in the rainy season to work the fields.

The Linguere region is in Northern central Senegal and the climate is extremely hot and dry much of the year, with a short rainy season between July and September.

There is a deep bore well in the village, but there is no water at the school.

Project Description
This project is to extend the pipeline to bring water from the village well to the primary school, and build a spigot to provide easy access to the water.

Local masons living in the nearby community of Merina Xol Xol will supervise the labor, and community members will contribute to the digging of trenches for the pipeline to run.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the pipe, hosing, spigot, and pay for a portion of the professional labor.

The community has committed to pay the remaining money for labor, as well as their in-kind contribution of time and labor.

Following construction the Parent Teacher Association will pay for monthly water bills.

Project Impact
74 students and 3 teachers at the school will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Elizabeth MacAfee

This access to a reliable source of clean water will provide water for school lunches, allow for the creation of a school garden, improve sanitation and handwashing, and facilitate the development of the tree nursery.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the St. Johns United Church of Christ Sunday School, Owosso, Michigan, USA, with the message: “Thank you for all your hard work!”.

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

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