Project brief: Well Installation in Togo, West AFrica 

Location: Southern Togo, approx. 50 Kilometers North of Lome, near the town of Agbelouve

Infrastructure: 5,000 Liter well system with concrete support (See image below)

Population Served: min. 20,000 people will be served with two wells

Current Water Sources: The majority of the population is accessing contaminated water from local ponds or rivers.

Local Partners: Global Partners in Hope and local Togolese non-profit "Compassion" run by the Minister of Justice Koffi Esaw.

Problems Addressed: The well directly addresses health concerns such as typhoid and dysentery. It assists with the development of the local agricultural industry and allow time savings that translates to educational and economic opportunities.

Details: This project is based on a bottom-up community focused model. The local population supports the well installation and has the knowledge and resources to maintain its use. A local village crew is in charge of its ongoing upkeep. The water quality is checked through the government water control group and is continually monitored.

Final Cost: 17,000 dollars including materials, labor, transportation, transfer fees, and on-site visit by They Inherit staff.

 

One of the two well systems in the region.

One of the two well systems in the region.

Local workers installing the new well system

Local workers installing the new well system

Dedication ceremony for the new well installation. Pictured: Gabriel Walder and local chiefs

Dedication ceremony for the new well installation. Pictured: Gabriel Walder and local chiefs