Timbery Well Project – Senegal

Timbery, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description Timbery is a small Jalunke village in the region of Kedougou, near the border of Guinea. It is a mountain community of 250 members.

The affairs of the village are overseen by one chief of the village along with an active women’s group and a village committee.

The committee and the women’s group collaborate with other non-governmental organizations including Tostan on food security issues. In addition, they maintain a community garden.

There is difficulty obtaining water for the needs of the community. Being 3 kilometers from a boutique and a health post, members of the community have to walk at least 1 kilometer to retrieve water from a small creek that is slowly drying up.

Project Description
The project is to construct a cement-lined well. It will be located in the center of the village, making it accessible to all community members.

A professional well-digger, along with other skilled craftsmen in the community will be used to complete the project.

The project will be overseen by the members of the community, who planned the project and will contribute labor and money to bring it to fruition

Project Impact
250 community members living in Timbery, plus additional members of a village called Marago, who live on the outskirts of the village, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sara Katherine Moore

We are pleased to be able to enable this project, which must be completed before the onset of the rainy season. It will provide a reliable source of water for the entire community.

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 Elmo Foundation together with friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Katherine Moore.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Sara of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by her 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.