$101 to $300

Babel and Keur Sonka Well Project - Senegal

Babel and Keur Sonka Well Project - Senegal

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This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.

Babel and Keur Sonka Well Project - SenegalLocation
Babel and Keur Sonka, Nguekhokh; Department: Mbour; Region: Thies

Community Description
Babel is a village of around 500 people. It is 10 km East of Nguekhokh. Keur Sonka, a village of around 500 people, is around 2 km farther East.

Problem Addressed
Keur Sonka has been having issues with drinking water for several months. Community members have been traveling to the well in Babel for access to water. As of recently, the well in Babel is damaged and no longer an option for either village as a source of drinking water, so members of both communities are traveling several kilometers to access clean water.

Project Description
This project is to build a new well in each of two villages.

Babel and Keur Sonka Well Project - SenegalThe locations of the wells were decided based on a discussion with the mason, village chief, the PCV, and her local counterpart. The new well in Keur Sonka will be located behind the school. The school is in a central location and everyone was confident this was the best location. The well in Babel will be located in the village center. The village is divided into three parts so the most central location in Babel makes the most sense.

A mason has been chosen based on competitive bidding. He has recently built two wells nearby, using motivated workers, with great success. His work has been guaranteed, and a payment schedule has been arranged.

The well will be drilled to 12-13 meters, or more if needed to ensure a reliable access of water during the dry season. The area is rocky, so digging is expected to be difficult.

Water will be drawn using a rope, bucket and pulley system, as preferred by the villagers. Each well will have a concrete pad on the outside.

The community will contribute non-skilled labor in the gathering and transport of water for the project. They will also provide the mason and his team with housing and three meals per day.

The chief of each village will control access to the wells, but they will be public wells, and there will be no charge for their use.

Project Impact
1,000 people will benefit from the project.

Babel and Keur Sonka Well Project - SenegalPeace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Mallory Ross. Mallory previously implemented the Keur Bakary Master Farm Water Project - Senegal

Monitoring and Maintenance
Following the building of the wells, several community members will be trained on well care and maintenance, as well as WASH training, to ensure sustainability.

The well worker lives locally, and will be available to perform repairs should the need arise.

Comments
This project addresses an immediate need. The community is the driving force, and the results will benefit the residents for many years to come.

Fundraising Target
$3,500

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$3,350

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Dollar Amount Needed
$150

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Mboro Master Farm Project - Senegal

Mboro Master Farm Project - Senegal

Location
Mboro, Theis Region, Senegal

Community Description
Mboro is a small fishing, farming, and mining city with a population of about 33,000. It is located about an hour north of Theis, on the beach.

Mboro Master Farm Project - Senegal

Much of Senegal's produce, and methodology for vegetable production, originate in Mboro despite its small size. Much of the population survives off of vegetable and crop production and selling since the soil in Mboro is strong due to its close beach proximity.

The Peace Corps has had a presence in the community for about 10 years and has recently included an agricultural presence due to the importance of the methodologies which come from the city. The Peace Corps has been proliferating the master farm concept throughout Senegal to demonstrate proper agricultural techniques.

Problem Addressed
Funding for infrastructure development was recently cut off in the Theis region. For the master farm to continue its teachings and effectively demonstrate new farming methods, two existing wells must be repaired before the rainy season. One is at risk of being filled in with sand while the other is cracking and will soon collapse. This will effectively cut off two thirds of the water supply to the field and drastically decrease the usable space.

Project Description
This project is to repair 2 wells in the community.

With the labor of the master farmer, Cheikh Senghor, and three hired workers one well will be rebuilt to last through many more rainy seasons. This will be possible by doubling the size of the well and filling in a portion of the hills surrounding it.

Waterproof cement, with a substance called sikalite, will be used to ensure its longevity. This well is in the bottom half of the field where there are many mango and citrus trees.

In addition, the well in the middle of the field will be repaired to fix a large crack halfway down. The same materials will be used but this will be done by a professional well repair man since it is technical work.

Project Impact
70 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tim Johnson

Mboro Master Farm Project - Senegal

Comments
With the close supervision and help of two Peace Corps Volunteers, the project will enable the continuation of the master farm. The farm will be a tool for agriculture innovation in Mboro.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$395.00

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Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed
$160.00

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

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Dabo Lycee High School Latrine Project - Senegal

Location
Dabo, Kolda, Senegal

Community DescriptionDabo Lycee High School Latrine Project - Senegal
Dabo is a town of about 5,000, located 52 km east of Kolda city on the Route Nationale #6.

Dabo Lycee High School opened in 2009 and already has over 600 students. It has experienced a dramatic increase in enrolment each year since its opening, starting with around 200 students, with anticipated expansion to 1,000 students. The school was created because the nearest high schools were at least 30 km away, which meant students had to travel and find homestay families to live with during the school year, which was not feasible for many families.

Dabo Lycee currently has four permanent classrooms, and eight temporary classroom structures made of thatch and bamboo fencing.

Problem Addressed
The school currently has just two latrines, which are designated as to be used for faculty, although students are allowed to use them as well.

Female students find it awkward to use the same latrines as their teachers, and so usually go to nearby houses to use their latrines. Some girls have been known to stay at home during their time of the month as they do not have a designated private latrine area to use at the school.

Project Description
This project is to construct a ventilated pit latrine designated for female students.

The school headmaster and other school administration will be directly involved in the planning and implementation of the project, including managing and supervising the work of the mason.

A mason will be hired to complete the construction using cement and re-bar.

The latrine structure will include 3 stalls, 2 Turkish toilets with ceramic squat pour flush toilets, and a stall for washing/urinating with a drainage hole. The piping to the pit and the ventilation pipe will be made of PVC. The piping to the pit will include a "pan and water trap" and the ventilation pit will have a fly screen.

Dabo Lycee High School Latrine Project - SenegalThe walls of the shelter will be constructed using cement bricks and the floor will be solid cement over a reinforcement grid made of rebar. Each stall will be 2 meters by 1.5 meters, side-by-side so the footprint of the construction will be 4.5 meters by 2 meters. The pit will be 3 cubic meters in capacity and will be cement-lined. The doors and roof will be constructed using corrugated aluminum and wood.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, aluminum, rebar, sand, wire, PVC pipe, and brick molds, and to pay for the work of the mason.

The community of Dabo is very motivated, as are the students. They will pay any additional costs necessary to complete the project.

A group of the high school students will be performing a sketch presentation at the local elementary school about hygiene and handwashing.

Project Impact
620 students, including about 200 girls, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sophie Danner

Comments
This is an excellent infrastructure project for the school. It will greatly increase the sanitation capacity of the school, add to the dignity of students and staff, and encourage the girls to remain at school during school hours.

Dollar Amount of Project
$527.95

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$127.95 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Kimathi Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Kenya

Kimathi Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Kenya
Location
Njabini, South Kinangop District, Nyandarua County, Central Province, Kenya

Community Description
The rivers that flow through the Aberdare Mountain region are the source that provides water for most of the capital city of Nairobi. Despite the fact that the area has a plentiful water supply, the issue remains that many households and schools do not have a system to effectively catch the rainfall and use it to their advantage.

Kimathi Primary School is located within the Njabini sub-location in the Aberdare Mountain Range. The school is stranded in between the Sasumua Dam and the Chania River, leaving it as somewhat of an island in terms of accessibility.

There is only one road leading to the school, making it difficult for the school to acquire new students. This has caused financial issues for the school because the government does not give money to schools with a low enrollment rate. The school is made up of over 200 students and 6 teachers.

Kimathi Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Kenya

Problem Addressed
Kimathi Primary School has two water tanks, one of which is broken, leaving only one for all students and staff to use. The water is insufficient, especially when there is no rain for several weeks.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system that will collect water from the rooftops of the classrooms.

The water will be used for drinking, handwashing, cleaning, and cooking.

A 5,000-liter tank will be purchased in a nearby town called Engineer, 17 Km from Njabini, and transported to the school.

The base will be constructed by parents and teachers using dirt and cement.

The gutters and piping will also be installed by the parents and teachers.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the tank, piping, and gutters from the roof to the tank.

Maintenance will be the responsibility of the school staff.

Extra funds will be used to construct simple handwashing stations using 20-liter jerry cans with an added tap.

After the tank is installed, there will be a demonstration conducted by members of the CBO Beautify Aberdare and the PCV describing diseases from inadequate hygiene, showing proper handwashing technique, and conveying general health information.

PKimathi Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Kenyaroject Impact
Approximately 220 students and staff will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jennifer Navala

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project to provide for the water needs of the school. It will reduce the incidence of illness and improve the wellbeing of students and staff.

Jennifer previously completed the Njabini Youth Centre Rainwater Catchment Project - Kenya, the Kioneki Primary School Rainwater Catchment System – Kenya, and the Njabini Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$275.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$280.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Mukhonje Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya

Mukhonje Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya
Location
Malava, Central Kabras Division, Kakamega North District, Kakamega County, Kenya

Community Description
Malava is in the Western part of Kenya. It is about 3 hours north of Lake Victoria and 2 hours east of the Ugandan border. It is almost equidistant to the large towns of Webuye and Kakamega and is right off the highway that connects the two.

Malava is the largest town in the area and serves as the hub for all surrounding towns. The population is currently about 15,000 and is rapidly growing.

This part of Kenya is the land of the Luhya Tribe. The Luhyas are known for being very peaceful and welcoming to all guests. Over 80% of its citizens practice small-scale, subsistence farming. The most common crops grown are corn and sugar cane.

Nine months out of the year it rains almost daily while the other three are completely dry. Nearly everyone struggles to find both food and water during the dry season.

Mukhonje Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project – KenyaProblem Addressed
Mukhonje Secondary School has limited access to clean water. Currently, students are forced to fetch water up to a kilometer away. This takes them away from class and leaves them worn out upon returning. Furthermore, the source they are using is a stream that may be contaminated by fertilizer and manure runoff from nearby farms.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system for the school.

The system will consist of PCV gutters attached to the roof, a 2,500 liter water storage tank, and piping to connect the two.

A local craftsman will be commissioned to attach the gutters to the roof. The craftsman will also build a brick and cement stand for the tank.

The 2,500 liter tank will be purchased and transported to the site, installed on the stand, and attached to the system.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the tank, gutters, and materials for the stand, and to pay the craftsman.

Mukhonje Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project – KenyaThe community will provide unskilled labor, such as hauling bricks for the stand, and maintain the system after completion.

Project Impact
500 people who attend and work at the school benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Charles Sexton

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project for the school. It will provide adequate water for the needs of the school, thus improving the health and wellbeing of the students and staff.

Charles previously completed the St. Joseph the Worker Home for the Mentally Challenged Borehole Project – Kenya and the Muting'ong'o Health Center Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$155.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Dingiri Lower Basic School Pump Project – The Gambia

Dingiri Lower Basic School Pump Project – The Gambia
Location
Dingiri Village, Tumana District, Upper River Region, The Gambia

Community Description
Dingiri is a 300-compound village of approximately 3,000 residents. The village is located in the Tumana District of the Upper River Region of The Gambia, close to its southern border with Senegal.

Dingiri is about one hour from the nearest large town, Basse. The villagers are from two ethnic groups, Sarahule and Fula. Most community members are subsistence farmers of peanuts, coos, and corn.

Dingiri Lower Basic School Pump Project – The Gambia

The only school in the village, the Dingiri Lower Basic School, has 485 students and serves not only Dingiri, but also four smaller surrounding villages, including one village in Senegal. There are seven teachers, three cooks and a caretaker.

The school was established in Dingiri in the early 1990’s. The school educates children from grades 1 to 6, as well as two classes of Early Childhood Development.

Problem Addressed
Dingiri Lower Basic School gets its water from a well with a hand pump. However, the pump has been broken for one year, after a technician who came to service it dropped the cylinder iron piece of the pump to the bottom of the well.

There are no other water sources available for the school. The school has been unable to maintain the garden since the pump broke.

Currently, all the school children must bring water to school, but because of the heat of The Gambia, the amount of water they can carry to the school is insufficient for their needs. The school is situated about 10 minutes from the center of Dingiri.

Dingiri Lower Basic School Pump Project – The GambiaTo cook, the cooking staff must bring their own water from the village on a donkey cart. There is no water available for hand washing or for using the pit latrines.

Teachers also must bring their own water to school each day.

Project Description
This project is to fix the hand pump at the school.

The School Management Committee (SMC) has chosen a technician they trust and have an estimate from him. The first step in the project will be for the technician to buy all the necessary parts and come to Dingiri with a mason. The SMC will provide other labor as necessary.

The actual work on the well will take around 3 days to complete. The mason will have to break the concrete slabs and remove them so the technician can be lowered down into the well to retrieve the cylinder iron that fell. It is possible the iron may be damaged.

The mason will repair any damage to the cylinder iron and install 10 new iron rods. Eight new nut pieces will be needed to secure the well. Gravel, sand, and concrete will be needed to redo the concrete slab.

The community will participate by providing transportation for all materials from the nearest larger town, Basse. The village will also provide labor for mixing and placing cement, plus other unskilled labor the technician and mason may require. The village has also agreed to rebuild the garden fence once the pump is completed.

Project Impact
540 people will benefit from the project, including 485 students, 7 teachers, 1 caretaker, 3 cooks, and 44 people in 2 compounds that are close to the school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kara Horowitz

Comments
This is a high-impact infrastructure project that will greatly improve the health and wellbeing of students, staff, and community members.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$445.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$110.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Chamama Well Project – Malawi

Chamama Well Project – Malawi
Location
Chamama Village, Nkhotakota District, Central Region, Malawi

Community Description
Chamama is the central village in a small cluster of villages in the foothills west of Nchisi Mountain in Nkhotakota. It is over 15 km from the nearest tarmac road, and is in the most remote part of Ailnafe Hospital's catchment area.

The community is made almost completely of farmers who grow the food they eat and small amounts of cash crops, like ground nuts, to buy necessities like soap, clothes, salt, and cooking oil. The community is very active and is eagerly seeking to develop in health and education.

The community has just started a Community Based Childcare Center (CBCC) to promote early childhood education for children in the village under the age of five.

Chamama Well Project – MalawiProblem Addressed
Chamama and the surrounding villages have no access to safe drinking water. The nearest protected water source is over 5 km from the village toward the tarmac road.

Villagers are currently using small holes dug in the sandy banks of a nearby river in order to get water. This water is easily contaminated with waste from livestock and dogs, and leads to high rates of diarrheal diseases, which can lead to extreme health issues and death, especially among the under-five children being served through the new CBCC.

Project Description
This project is to build a well and install a pump to serve the village of Chamama.

A well will be dug in a central location in the village cluster approved by the water committee. In collaboration, with the contractor, the site will be chosen with a high probability of water at a depth of 5-10 meters.

The well will be protected with bricks and cement mortar walls. A cap will then be built, and a Malda Direct Action Pump installed. Finally, a concrete runoff area will be built.

Chamama Well Project – MalawiThe community has already made 2,000 bricks, and collected 1 ton of sand and one heap of quarry stone.

The community will provide labor and food for the contractor during the implementation of the project.

Water Charity funds will be used to buy 4 bags of cement and the Malda pump, and to pay the trained contractor for his labor.

The Malda pump kit will be bought in Lilongwe (the capital of Malawi) at Kalariah Supply Co. The cement will be purchased at the local trading center in Mkaika.

Transportation of supplies will be donated by Alinafe Hospital.

The skilled labor will be provided by Lloyd, a local contractor. He will be in charge of hand digging the well, building up the brick cement wall, creating the concrete cap on top of the well, installing the pump, and completing the runoff.

The community will assist in all labor, including mixing cement, helping remove dirt as the well is dug, and lifting parts and equipment.

Project Impact
190 people will have access to safe drinking water for the first time.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tyler Walton

Comments
This is a vital infrastructure project for the community. The extensive planning and participation demonstrates that the community is totally committed to its success.

Tyler previously completed the Pembera II Well Project – Malawi.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$410.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$145.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Ilela Primary School Water Project – Tanzania

Ilela Primary School Water Project – Tanzania
Location
Ilela Village, Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania

Community Description
Ilela Village is located in the region of Ruvuma, in the district of Mbinga. Prior to the founding of Ilela in 1976, there existed two neighboring villages named Mikalanga and Malindino, both of which were founded in 1974. Thereafter, Ilela was founded by a consortium of farmers, and Ilela, Mikalanga, and Malindino formed a single ward, known as Mikalanga.

During the last village census, the total population of Ilela was 4,220. This included 2,220 family households.

Ilela Primary School serves 471 children in the community.

Problem Addressed
In the Ilela Village Dispensary Water Project – Tanzania, access was established to a safe source of water at the village dispensary.

In the Ilela Village Water System Project – Tanzania, a cement water intake was repaired and the dam at the top of Kitessa Forest (the mountain range which borders the village to the west) was reinforced.

Water presently travels from the cement water intake at Kitessa Forest through central piping to a primary cement water tank. This tank is uncovered, and acts as a breeding ground for mosquitos and other insects. From this primary tank, secondary piping disperses the water throughout the village to various water faucet stations, where water is not stored, but rather collects in stagnant pools throughout the village.

The school remains without an adequate and reliable source of water.

Project Description
This project is to build a water catchment and storage system for the school.

The system will include a raised platform, a 2,000 liter water tank, and piping between the Kitessa Forest water source and the school.Ilela Primary School Water Project – Tanzania

The platform to raise the tank from the ground will be six feet in length and width, comprised of bricks and cement and will include a water catchment system using iron sheeting.

Water Charity funds will be used for materials, including cement, and for skilled labor.

The village will contribute the bricks and partial labor costs. The District Medical Officer in Mbinga will provide the transport of the tank.

Project Impact
This project will benefit 471 students at the school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Arik Yetwin

Comments
This tank and the one at the dispensary will provide independent water sources for the institutions, allowing the village to retire the deteriorated cement water tank near the entrance of the village.

This third step in the overall water system will reduce disease (most notably malaria) through reduction of standing water, and re-distribute village water sources for localized use and ease of maintenance.

Ilela Primary School Water Project – TanzaniaDollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$255.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$300.00

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Phnom Kravanh Health Center Latrine Project - Cambodia

Phnom Kravanh Health Center Latrine Project - Cambodia
Location
Leach Commune, Phnom Kravanh District, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Community Description
Phnom Kravanh is located in rural Pursat province 35 km southwest of Pursat town and 215 km from Phnom Penh.

Phnom Kravanh is a hub for more than 20 surrounding villages. The people from these villages come to Kravanh for the large market, bank, businesses, transportation to Pursat and other parts of the country, and health care.

Most families in Kravanh are involved in farming in some way. Rice fields and orange groves fill the area as well as other fruit trees that thrive near the 3 rivers that flow through the communities.

Phnom Kravanh Health Center is very important to the community because it is the only one in the area. Serving more than 20 surrounding villages, the center has over 30 staff members and a steady flow of patients.

Phnom Kravanh Health Center Latrine Project - CambodiaProblem Addressed
Five buildings make up the health center compound, and there is a severe lack of latrines for the number of people there on a daily basis, specifically for the maternity ward.

Like many health centers in Cambodia, the primary patients are pregnant mothers and children. Right now there is no latrine specifically for the maternity ward. Women who come in to give birth either use the staff restroom or the in-patient restrooms which are both hefty walks from the maternity ward.

Project Description
This project is to build a latrine facility to serve the maternity ward of the health center.

The structure will be built near the maternity ward, and will contain 2 latrines that empty into a single septic tank. It will include a water cistern on each side accompanying the latrines. Water will come from the same supply that feeds the other bathrooms at the health center.

The structure will be built using regular concrete for the walls, the cheapest tile they have for the floor, an aluminum roof, and doors made of wood and plastic.

Phnom Kravanh Health Center Latrine Project - CambodiaThe work will be done by a local construction company using materials purchased from a local seller.

Water Charity funds will be used for materials, including tanks, tank covers, toilets, bricks, sand, stones, tile, plastic doors, poles, cement, and metal sheets. The funds will also be used for the skilled labor.

Project Impact
12,000 people in 20 villages will benefit from the project. From 20-200 or more patients cycle through the center for medical care every day.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tysor Anderson

Comments
The two new latrines, which will be accessible to patients and staff from the maternity ward, will improve the health and wellbeing of all who pass through the center each day.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$450.00

 

Dollar Amount Needed
$105.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroon

Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – CameroonLocation
Njinikom, Boyo Division, North West Region, Cameroon

Community Description
Njinikom is in the North West region of Cameroon about an hour and a half outside of the regional capital, Bamenda.

There are two catchments on Boyo Hill that provide community water to a number of areas and locations of Njinikom, including Bochain, Atukone, Anteinilah, Isailah, the Catholic Hospital, and a girls' boarding school, Maria Gority. The catchments were built in 2010 by the community using funds from their development association.

About 10 years ago some individuals planted a bunch of eucalyptus trees on the hill near the catchment. Since these trees use a lot of water, and are therefore bad to have in the catchment area, the community removed those trees this last year.

There is an issue of erosion around the catchment area, especially since that area was used for farming before the two catchments were built.

The community has determined that planting the right trees there will raise the water table and ensure that there will be enough water to provide the growing population in Njinikom.

Last year the community managed to raise money to plant 1,000 trees. They are hoping in the next two years to be able to plant a total of 10,000 trees to protect their water supply.

Problem Addressed
There is an inadequate supply of community water in Njinikom, especially during the dry season. The hill (Boyo) that the water catchments are on doesn't have many environmentally-friendly trees to keep the water table high.Njinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroon

Project Description
The project is to plant an additional 1,000 environmentally-friendly trees in the water catchment area on Boyo Hill in Njinikom.

The trees will reduce erosion, which fouls he water source. They will also provide a canopy of shade around the catchment area to capture the rainwater and prevent the sun from drying up the soil during dry season.

The project will be implemented under the direction of the Njinikom Municipal Council. The work will be headed up by Chia Lawrence, who has been planting trees in Cameroon for 25 years and has gathered a great group of individuals to assist him in this effort.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase 750 Prunus Africana trees and 250 Augusti Sima trees.

Members of the community will provide all of the labor for the project. They will transport the seedlings to the planting site, as well as to do all of the digging, pegging, and planting of the trees. They will also watch over the trees and ensure their healthy growth once planted.

Project Impact
5,000 people who rely on water from the two catchments will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kristin Field

ComNjinikom Water Catchment Protection Project – Cameroonments
This is a unique project to protect the water catchments that serve a large number of people, thus ensuring an adequate water supply. It uses the appropriate technology under the circumstances, and is cost-effective and environmentally beneficial.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$350.00

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Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you "naming rights", if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed
$205.00

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

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