Published September 2020

Côte d'Ivoire


People Served

Well With Handpump

Plaque Recognition


Local Partner

The International Rescue Committee

Field Notes

Thanks to our local partner The International Rescue Committee, support from the surrounding community, and your generosity, 424 people in Côte d'Ivoire have access to clean and safe water!

You helped fund a well with a handpump for a community in Côte d'Ivoire, implemented by our local partner The International Rescue Committee. We rely on the expertise of local partners like The International Rescue Committee to choose the best solution for each unique situation. In this case, The International Rescue Committee’s thorough understanding of how to implement effective, sustainable water projects in their area led them to choose a well with a handpump.

Wells access subsurface aquifers, which are better protected from microbial contamination than surface water and provide a more reliable supply of water during dry seasons and droughts. Construction begins with studies to identify the most suitable location. Once a location is selected and the aquifer is reached, the well is lined, disinfected, tested, and fitted with a handpump to bring water to the surface.

Along with implementing water projects, our local partners also facilitate sanitation and hygiene initiatives to help promote everyone’s long-term health. These initiatives are often championed by community members themselves, who work hard to create positive change within their community.

Clean water means education, income, and health—especially for women and girls. It truly changes everything. Thank you for funding clean water and transforming futures for 424 people in Côte d'Ivoire!