Clean Drinking Water for Burkina Faso
With Monaco Red Cross
Location: Youga-Fulani and Wilgo villages, sanitary area of Youga, Zabré department, Eastern Region, Burkina Faso
Number of beneficiaries: 2074 people
Number of trainees: 19 people
Operators: Burkina Faso Red Cross [BFRC]
Field partners: BFRC, Monaco Red Cross [MRC], Zabré Department
TWFF funding: 25,000€
Target & objectives:
– Increase access to safe drinking water to the 2074 inhabitants of Youga-Fulani and Wilgo villages by 2015.
– The establishment of two Associations of Water Users [AWU].
– The training of the members of AWUs on water management.
– The identification and training of three Artisans Repairers on local PMH maintenance techniques.
– The equipment for the three repairmen.
Clean drinking water will immeasurably improve the lives of the local families.
The villages of Youga-Fulani and Wilgo are located in the department of Zabré (Boulgou Province, Central East region of Burkina Faso), near the border with Ghana. Given the extreme fragility of the health situation in this area, including the difficult living conditions, the shortage of information and knowledge on hygiene and basic health, and the lack of players actively involved in this region, the Red Cross of Monaco, in collaboration with the Burkinabe Red Cross has started a three-year project (2014 – 2017) in “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene”.
The project aims to give Clean Drinking Water for Burkina Faso and support the people of Youga in the implementation of good hygiene practices through education, support and community involvement. This is a sustainable project for awareness of individuals to their situation and their ability to maintain these practices.
To ensure the success of the project, the population of Youga must have access to water, both in quality and quantity. At present, the villagers of Youga-Fulani have no well nor drilling: they recover surface water (rain water) for consumption or domestic use. The village of Wilgo, however, has eight wells and two drillings (one of which is reserved for the school and the other is 1.5 km from the village). This is not enough to cover the daily requirements of 20 liters of water per person per day.