Borehole Drilled and Water Tower Installed!

Check in for our latest news and updates on the "Water is Education" Borehole Project.

Borehole Drilled and Water Tower Installed!

Check in for our latest news and updates on the "Water is Education" Borehole Project.

First the Borehole...

In October 2019, we drilled the “Water is Education” borehole!

For two days, families came from up to 15 miles away to fill up their jerrycans with free water during the pumping trial. They washed themselves and their clothes as children, like Houlaye, swam and played. Herds of animals drank contentedly. There was so much joy!

Houlaye
Loving the water!

But then the pumping trial ended... 

People and animals continued traveling to the borehole expecting to find water. Sadly, we had to turn them away until we could build the the water tower, faucets, piping and animal troughs.

We are finally there! See the outcome from your support!

Then the Water Tower was finished...

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In December 2020, construction began on the Water Tower.

Riskouwa gave this report:

"The crew poured the first concrete for the footings and poles. They made 4 pits, 2m² wide with a depth of 1.8m each.

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"The 4 vertical poles and transverse posts were connected by other transversals. This will form the base of the water tower, which as a capacity 50 m³."

Riskouwa continues:

"Here are photos of the 50 m³ water tower for the Tatiste/Fak borehole, under consturction in Tahoua in December."

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On January 25, 2021, Riskouwa reported:

"The water tower was brought to the village, and the structure was built.

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"The next day the water tower was finished."

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When the Borehole Is Completed:

5000 Students will have time to attend school

5,000
children will be able to attend school.

12000 women and children access to healthcare

12,000
more women and children will gain access to health care.

16000 more people will have year-round water

16,000
more women and children will gain access to health care.

40,000 additional people will have water during dry season

40,000
​40,000 additional people will have access to water during the dry season.

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