Faratsiho Well and Pump Project – Madagascar

Faratsiho, Faratsiho District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

Community Description
The project community, Centre Hospitalier de District (CHD) and Centre de Santé de Base II (CSBII) of Faratsiho, is the capital district to 18 neighboring communities with over 30,000 people.

Most of the people in the district come to the health compound to seek medical services. There are currently 3 doctors, 2 nurses, 1 dentist, 2 dispensers, and 2 medical personnel that work in the compound. There are also 4 doctors and 3 nurses that work out in the countryside.

There is not a reliable source of clean water at the compound. Currently, all the water sources work only in the early morning or in the evening, and sometimes they don’t work at all. When there isn’t enough water for the maternity center the nurse will often have to go around asking people to donate water. Doctors skip basic sanitary practices such as washing hands before and after the administration of a shot.

One well has already been built on the hospital grounds (CHD). A second well is required in the CSBII, and the two wells need to have pumps installed.

Project Description
This project is to build a second well, and then install two pumps. One pump will be located on the hospital grounds (CHD) and the other in the CSB II.

The well will be 15 to 25 meters in-depth, and lined with bricks to prevent collapsing.

Once the well is built, an experienced technician will install the two pumps. For each pump, a long pipe of at least 20 meters will be inserted into the well. A hand pump will be installed on top, enabling a person to push on a handle and receive fresh clean water.

Two people will be responsible for building this project. One highly skilled person will build the well. The other person, a pump technician, will construct and install the pump.

The major portion of the project funds will be used to buy the pumps. The remainder will go toward necessary materials.

The project community will contribute by donating bricks, cement, and labor.

Project Impact
2,000 people per month who attend the health facilities will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Christiane Ochoa

This is an essential infrastructure project that is needed to ensure the health and safety of those who depend on the services of the facilities.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00 + additional funds for future projects.

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with additional funds received from friends and family for future projects.

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