EVELYN BURDECKI winner of the RTL TV show Murmel Mania donated her winnings to improve our world!
Thanks to EVELYN BURDECKI and the DEUTSCHEN POSTCODE LOTTERIE this project could be realized!
This special well project for the population in the village of Nérane in the department of Fatick in Senegal was successfully implemented for the benefit of the poorest families.
A solar-powered well, which also includes a charging station for mobile phones and small devices, can improve the living conditions of the village population,
which was cut off from the community’s water supply network and consists of vulnerable, very poor households is now significantly improved.
Access to health facilities, education and income levels of the Senegalese living in this area are very low.
So far, the population has been forced to get supplies from temporary water points or dirty surface water. Illness, poor hygiene, especially for women and girls, irregular school attendance and also violence on the difficult waterways were just some of the terrible consequences…
This project enabled the construction of a solar powered fountain with charging station and light in the village of Nérane.
The installation of the electrical charging station for smaller battery-operated devices and mobile phones also leads to an improved supply for the families, who are spared the kilometers of energy to the next village and can use this time productively.
A management committee that takes care of the maintenance and repair of the water station and the charging station has been trained and deployed.
Before the project started, information events were held in cooperation with the municipality, the responsible municipal council and the village leader in order to jointly plan the principles of the project, the work and the implementation, to sensitize people and to pursue the participatory approach.
Local companies were selected on site to professionally carry out work such as drilling, masonry work, water supply, installation of the tank, connection work, electrical installations, etc.
The well now provides the population with safe and clean water. In addition, the villagers can use the charging station for small everyday devices and to charge their mobile phones. The first signs of improved hygiene conditions in the village have already been noticed and diseases caused by dirty water in particular will be reduced.