group of women and children in front of a well

Water, especially clean water, is a scarcity that affects the health and well-being of the permanent and semi-nomadic Fulani families. Many of these families have escaped extremist violence in neighboring Burkina Faso. Clean water is needed for people and animals. A well in the close vicinity of the settlement will spare girls and women from walking long distances. It will also help preserve the environment by not crowding the livestock at distant water wells. The Boucoumbe Fulani camp in northern Benin consists of approximately 300 families and their livestock. Associated organization: Luz-Aricana.


The sinking of the well costs $40.00 per meter.
One ton of cement costs $125.00 and iron bars cost $2.00 each.