Goal of the project
On the basis of experiences we have been gathering in Benin so far, all project members of BONAGERA e.V. involved, our Partner MIFON and the Congolese well builders have worked out he following goals for the second six-months project phase:
1) Women- and other smaller communities will use a minimum of 100 wells with pump facilities (with a potential of 1.5-2m37h each), thus more than 50,000 people are daily provided with clean water at the end of the second project phase.
2) A minimum of 15 autonomous well building businesses, all receiving the qualification of teaching operations, will be allocated in Benin.
3) There will be three local businesses (also operating as a teaching organisation) who will be certified producers of the required drilling equipments and pumps.
4) a functioning co-operative which organises the "client/well builders relationship" as well as enables well builders to receive subventions on
the purchase of the first necessary drilling tools.
5) PR activity for a better comprehension and expansion of the autonomous approach are being implemented.
6) There will be a focus on a strong collaboration with the institutional structures in charge as well as other ongoing projects (for example education and health projects).
Capacity building through the "South-South
know-how transfer" of successful niche solutions
and the creation of new jobs in Africa is not just
an illusion! Please help achieving this goal with
the example project "autonomous access to
clean water" in Benin. We must show that Africa
can be in control of its own destiny. Together and
especially from a civil perspective we can
achieve this aim. The 100 planned well-pump
combinations (including the external aid, material and
transport fees) will cost about 2,500 Euros each. After project completion the expenditures of every new installment will be 1,000 Euros on average and the maintenance costs per pump will not exceed 2 Euros per month. This investment and the maintenance costs will mainly be covered by the Women and Communites and, if necessary, by governmental and private subventions.