Usine Coton Rope Pump Project – Senegal

Usine Coton, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
This project will take place in a part of Usine Coton comprised of 38 people living in 4 houses. They share the use of one well.

Each day the women use the centrally-located well to obtain water for drinking, cooking, doing laundry, bathing, washing clothes, and watering their gardens. They spend a lot of time and energy pulling water from the deep well and carrying it back to their houses.

Project Description
This project is to install a rope pump on the well in Usine Coton.

The rope pump was designed by the Full Belly project as a system that is easy to fabricate, use, and fix. It works as a basic rope pulley, mounted above a well, and attached to a series of PVC pipes. Upon turning the handle of the pulley, the rope, fixed with plastic stoppers (made from old bidon bottles), catches Water on the way up the pipe, delivering water through a spout into a bucket.

All of the materials are locally available. The fabrication and installation will include all of the members who use the well, so that if something breaks everyone knows how to fix it.

Project Impact
All 38 people in the village will directly benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd

This is an inexpensive system that uses appropriate technology to improve the well-being of the members of the community. Its simplicity and ease of maintenance ensure the sustainability of the project.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Creative Crossroads Promotional Products.

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

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