Wapte is a rural village with a population of 318. We are working there for the first time in Summer 2017.
Before we started work
There was a water pump which had not worked for over 20 years, and two traditional wells which often dried up in high temperatures. People obtained water from a stream. Whilst we were in the village on a fact finding trip we saw boys guarding the stream from pigs to prevent the water becoming too contaminated.
We are working with the villagers to provide a new well with pump, latrines for each family and a market garden.
Three community consultation meetings have been held to involve the local people in planning.
A management committee and a women’s group are in place.
Eight latrines have been built with the help of local youths, with five to go.
The borehole has been drilled to a depth of 27m with good clean water being produced.
And finally local students trained by WellFound are putting up the wall around the new well.