UNICEF uses manual drilling technology in Guinea to reduce the cost of water points in hard-to-reach locations and to build expertise in their maintenance within communities. The core of UNICEF’s approach is to build the skills of local artisans and private sector capacity for manual drilling by providing the tools and training required to meet the demand for safe water beyond donor assistance.
Over the next four years, UNICEF will work in 34 rural municipalities in the regions of N’Zérékoré and Labé , benefiting at least 210,148 people (including 20 municipalities in which existing boreholes will be retrofitted with solar powered pumping and water systems and at least 167 villages where up to 200 boreholes will be drilled).
To learn more, please visit: unicefusa.org/waterforguinea
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