PROJECT BRIEF: Rural water project in Senegal, west africa

Village name: Keur Balla Marie (Southern Senegal near Toubakouta)

Polarized villages: Keur Baguagna and Keur Yewty

Distance from polarizing village: 2 kilometers

Estimated population: 1000-2000, with 2,000 additional during religious festivals 

Current water situation: Traditional well (open with estimated 25m depth) The water is not clean or filtered

Other water needs: for agricultural purposes

Hierarchy: The chief of the village is the representative of the official authorities, women are organized as group with a President, a treasurer and a secretary

Overall Funding Needed: $75-100,000 to account for well system, piping to villages, and expansive irrigation system

 

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