A well for Kouloukan

Project Type: 
Country: 
Mali
Region: 
Troisième Région, Circle of Sikasso, Rural commune of Finkolo, village of Kouloukan
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
HOPE'87, “Tout Pour l'Enfant”, City of Vienna
Project Description: 

This project began its activities in November 2020 and terminated, after a period of 12 months, in October 2021. It has been carried out in partnership with the local association “Tout Pour l'Enfant” of Sikasso in Mali and has been generously financed by the City of Vienna.

The project helped set up an endogenous local organisation capable of sustainably managing this new infrastructure in order to provide drinking water to the population of Kouloukan. Therefore, a new borehole was drilled and a 10,000-litre water tower was installed, which enables the supply of quality potable water to the entire Kouloukan village. Thus, the water tower not only supplies water to the health centre, the market and the school, but to the entire Kouloukan village and its inhabitants, which altogether are about 950 beneficiaries.

To enable a sustainable management of these infrastructures, an association of Kouloukan water users has been set up. The members of this committee were trained in organisational and administrative processes as well as basic technical knowledge to better ensure the operation and maintenance of the newly installed drinking water supply network. For the equipment maintenance and repair, two technicians, who are residents of Kouloukan, were trained and equipped in order to provide professional preventive maintenance and reparations if necessary.