Oubeme is a village in Senegal. It is part of the rural community of Tenghory and according to the latest census it has 33 families, for a total of 380 inhabitants. The tap connection project was completed in April 2017.

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663 million without drinking water

The number of people without drinking water in the world exceeds that of the European population. Most of these people live in rural and isolated areas and spend many hours of their day walking to find the water necessary for the survival of their family. The lack of water not only wastes them a ...

443 million lost school days

The search for water compromises the development of many children who, by fulfilling this task, risk exhausting their daily energies, not attending school lessons due to lack of strength or diseases related to the consumption of contaminated water. School absences are often due to the embarrassme...

140 million hours every day to look for water

It's like we're building the Empire State Building 20 times a day, every day.The search for water is very often a task that falls to women and children who risk compromising their physical health and their growth due to the effort due to carrying such a heavy weight (25 kg on average) for several...

Aqueduct: how is it built?

First, research is carried out to understand in which area it is more appropriate to dig to find an underground water table. Once identified, a deep excavation is made and pipes connected to a pumping system are inserted. These pipes are put into action twice a day: they pump the water into a cis...

Get to know le femmes relais

The femmes relais are women from the village who are trained by expert professionals in hygiene and sanitation rules on the correct use not only of the taps, but of the water itself, to ensure that the general living conditions of the villages drastically improve.