Quedet

Current situation

Quedet is a rural village in the north of Guinea Bissau. It has a total population of 435, which is made up of 38 households. 215 males and 220 females live there.

There are currently no government or NGO backed water and sanitation projects in place or planned for this region.

The community has five existing bucket and pulley wells in the centre of the village. However, the wells are not in good condition and dry up quickly because they were dug traditionally by hand without using electric pumps.

The Quedet community has four communal toilets in the form of traditional pits. Some houses also contain pits and traditional toilets fenced with grass.

Due to the lack of water and sanitation facilities health has been on a consistent decline. Infant mortality rates are extremely high, alongside the prevalence of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera. Malaria and malnutrition are also prevalent in this region.

How will we help?

We are working with this community to:

  • install a hand pump well which will be within 500 meters of every household
  • build toilet facilities
  • run hygiene workshops to encourage sustainability and improved health

How much will it cost?

  • Cost of a well: £6,000
  • Toilet per family: £150
  • 22 toilets needed: £3,300
  • Market garden (per year): £2,500
  • Health promotion cost: £3,500

 

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