The project, designed for the residents of the rural towns near the M’Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika oilfields, includes several infrastructural interventions, such as the creation and renovation of schools, healthcare facilities, drinking water wells and the CATREP (Centre d’Appui Technique et des Ressources Professionnelles), a professional training centre for farmers. The project was structured in four phases:
- Phase 1: from 2012 to 2016
- Phase 2: from 2017 to 2021
- Transitory maintenance phase: 2022
- Phase 3: after 2023
In the first phase, we built and renovated infrastructures and activated local basic services to provide medical care, primary education and courses. In the second phase, we involved local associations, groups, authorities and institutions involved in local development, to enhance young entrepreneurship and start-ups, and strengthen the community’s management skills. Moreover, we launched awareness-raising, and health, environmental and pedagogical education campaigns.
The number of solar-powered drinking water wells serving around 20,000 people has risen to 31, following the three inaugurated in the villages of Tchitondi, Dionga and Bondi in December 2020.
The tanks have a capacity between 10 and 12 cubic meters, and they are equipped with 1250, 1980 and 3500 W pumps. To this day, 22 public facilities that had no access to water are connected to these wells.