Vol. 1 Working to Change Water and Lives in Africa
Republic of Senegal
This is an account about how a Yamaha water filtration system was set up in a small village in West Africa. When we visited the water drawing station that the villagers now manage and operate on their own, the sound of joyous laughter greets our ears.
About 200 km north from Senegal's capital of Dakar, on the outskirts of the town of St. Louis near the Mauritanian border, there is a small village of around 300 people. In this village where all the daily work relies on a single river nearby, a simple, compact “Yamaha Clean Water System" using natural filtration methods was completed in 2011. The system's distinctive sky-blue equipment and sanitary water drawing station were installed in the middle of the village. The villagers formed a committee to self-manage the water supply in an orderly way as a community, and have been able to secure a daily supply of fresh, potable water as a result.