School Water Supply Project – Burkina Faso

Burkina FasoThis project is to build a water supply system at a primary school in the southwest of Burkina Faso. A faucet will be placed at the school and connected by piping to the existing water tower in the village.

Currently, the only source of water for the school is a nearby well. However, the well is not reliable, typically drying up from February to late April. Furthermore, it is not safe to drink the untreated water, and the well presents a danger to the students trying to draw water.

Working with the Association Pour le Dévelopement des Adductions d’Eau Potable (ADAE), the primary school has found a solution in the construction of a supply line and faucet, which will provide treated potable water.

The project will be directed by Peace Corps Volunteer J. O’Meara

The community will provide 50% of the total project cost. Their contribution will be in the form of labor for construction, including the digging of the trenches for the pipes.

Project funds will be used for the purchase and transportation of materials.

This project provides a simple solution to a problem that affects all of the students at an elementary school. Providing them with clean water is expected to relieve them from the burden of procuring water from an unsafe well. It will reduce gastrointestinal illness and create a better learning environment.

This project has 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 Jennifer O’Meara of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jennifer and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Burkina Faso.


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