The construction process involved geophysical studies, followed by drilling and construction of the borehole’s scaffolding. Following this, handwashing facilities were installed, after which water analysis took place. A water tank was then installed to collect and store water. Finally, a solar-powered pumping system was installed, for pumping water from where the borehole stores it to where people can drink it.
Clare Hartley, from Compassion, said:
“Previously only 3% of Compassion-supported children in 21 communities in the Haho region of Togo had access to safe drinking water. This, along with a lack of access to clean sanitation facilities meant that at any one time 60% of children in these communities would be suffering from water-related diseases.
“Thanks to the support of partners such as the Edenstone Foundation we’ve been able to transform communities and change people’s standard of living.”
The Foundation receives a proportion of the proceeds of every home sold by the Edenstone Group to support communities and causes that help change lives
The Edenstone Group, based in Magor, is currently building and selling homes across South Wales and the South West of England including in Dinas Powys, Morriston, Lydney and Ross-on-Wye under the Bluebell Homes and Edenstone Homes brands.