Project Fact Sheet MG 631051 by hardknockin


									                      Project Fact Sheet – Matching Grant 63105

Location. Savanes Region, northern Togo, West Africa.

Project description. Community water wells for three communities: Koukouare,
Nandoga, and Kpiarik. Benches for four schools in these communities.

Number of beneficiaries. About 3,000.

Host partner. RC of Lome-Zenith (D9100).

International partner. RC of Sierra Vista (D5500).

Approval date. May 8, 2007.

Status. The Rotary Foundation released the project funds to the project account in Togo
in mid-August. Heavy rains and flooding, which caused at least 17 deaths in areas near
to the project sites, prevented local Rotarians from immediately initiating work on the
project. However, in October, well drilling commenced with these results;
    • Koukouare: Depth: 87.72 meters (288 feet); flow: 7200 liters (1,900 gallons) per
    • Nandoga: Depth: 92.46 meters (303 feet); flow: 700 liters (185 gallons) per hour
    • Kpiarik: The first two bore holes near the village did not find water at 90 meters.
        The third is located 3kms (about 2 miles) from the village. At a depth of 94.69
        (311 feet), it provides a flow of 750 liters (198 gallons) per hour. Although this
        location is not ideal, it is an improvement over the previous situation.

The benches have been built and delivered to the school and are in use by hundreds of

The project is essentially complete.

RC Lome-Zenith will submit a final report soon.

Funding. Total funding US$49,970.

   •   Club contributions. US$15,980 from nine clubs.
          o RC of Benson (D5500)
          o RC of Casa Grande Daybreak (D5500)
          o RC of Catalina (Tucson) (D5500)
          o RC of Lome-Zenith (D9100)
          o RC of Mitchell (South Dakota, D5610)
          o RC of Rincon (D5500)
          o RC of Sierra Vista (D5500)
          o RC of Sierra Vista Sunrise (D5500)
          o RC of Tucson Sunrise (D5500)

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   •   District designated funds. US$13,000 from three districts.
          o D5500 (Southern Arizona, USA)
          o D5610 (South Dakota, USA)
          o D7570 (Virginia, USA)
   •   Rotary Foundation matching funds. US$20,990.

Comments. Prior to installation of the wells, access to clean water was the number one
need of these communities. The women walked miles each day to fetch water from
unclean, open sources where pigs and cattle drank. Now children can easily operate the
manual pump at the well conveniently located in or near the community. The wells will
have these beneficial effects on the communities:

          a. Improved health. Clean water (from the wells) will reduce the
             incidences of water borne diseases.
          b. Higher standard of living. Instead of spending hours each day fetching
             water, the women of the villages will be able to devote energy to income-
             producing work.
          c. Improved education. The girls will be able to attend school instead of
             accompanying their mothers on the water trek. Further, the improved
             health of all children will result in better attendance at school.
          d. Improved food production. The residents will be able to irrigate local
          e. Improved livestock retention. Any livestock owned by the residents will
             be less likely to wander off in search of water.

The benches will improve education for hundreds of students.

                                                                        March 31, 2008

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