ZINADO, BURKINA FASO

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

people impacted

dollars funded

FUNDED SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Zinado is in the province of Sanmatenga, Burkina Faso.  2,000 people live in and around Zinado, and there is just one hand pump well to service them all.  Normally, the well would be expected to handle 400-800 people.  So it is over-crowded most of the time and often there are long lines.  And at times, water is so scarce that it leads to fights.  The fights are so serious they can leave grudges between families.  The people of Zinado are desperate for more clean water.  They badly need a second well, just to have enough water available for everyone. 

Waterborne illnesses are in every family, causing many children to die before their third birthdays.  Walking great distances is just a way of life and it’s taking away people’s lives- time poverty. Time to search for water, time away from farming or caring for kids due to illnesses.

Living Water International’s program implementation through WASH Program Areas is unique, in that it aims to bring lasting physical and spiritual development in communities through a multi-year program focused on specific regions thoughtfully integrating and contextualizing principles of water access, sanitation, hygiene, church mobilization, gospel proclamation, and sustainability

Living Water International’s program implementation through WASH Program Areas is unique, in that it aims to bring lasting physical and spiritual development in communities through a multi-year program focused on specific regions, thoughtfully integrating and contextualizing principles of water access, sanitation, hygiene, church mobilization, gospel proclamation, and will provide training and backstopping support during the first 6 years, until the local water committees and community have gather enough fees to build a reserve for funding future maintenance.  Water users will pay small monthly water user fees by household and these funds will be collected and managed by the water user committee for future repairs and maintenance of the system.  The well caregiver will be equipped to do the ongoing general care.

Life will be much better for this community, once the new well is completed.  There hasn’t been enough safe water access in the community, which has caused strife among members.  In addition to providing safe drinking water,  hygiene & sanitation education will be taught to community members.  It will become part of their daily life, stopping the transmission of germs, and letting them understand waterborne illnesses, and how not to get them.

Members will have the ability to grow a small garden or have time to sell items at the marketplace, instead of spending hours collecting water.  Children will not miss so much school from illness, so they will be able to complete their education and to concentrate while at school.  Families will be able to keep the money they earn, and use it towards food and other physical needs.

There will be a feeling of hope and opportunity within the community, knowing that members will no longer get sick from the water they drink. This will allow for productivity at school and more job opportunities for adults.

All projects are made possible by World Changers.