Many women and children go up to fifteen kilometres a day to collect the twenty litres of water needed for their subsistence.
With only a curb of wood at ground level, traditional wells are likely to become silted up and are also easily contaminated by animals that may fall into them. Often too shallow, they stop producing water in the dry season.






More than a hundred wells have been constructed by Via-Sahel. They are equipped with fairly high curbs and baffles to prevent animals from approaching. Drinking troughs are built around them, and trees are planted to create shaded rest areas.


The responsibility for this task is undertaken and supported by The Association Via Sahel - Toulouse.The antenna of Toulouse
has accomplish his first ones
actions in this domain, in 2008..