According to the United Nations, access is not defined as being connected to a public system, but rather, "a convenient distance from users dwelling."
Once you consider your potential investment in the people of Burkina Faso at length, you will find that "convenience" is the least of their worries:
When a water source is producing clean water from a well, and is close to home, the changes in the quality of life and health can transform and change the trajectory of whole communities. Crops are more easily grown and in greater varieties, creating more economic opportunity. Women and children are not exposed to the dangers of walking thorugh the African bush on their own. Families spend more time together.
Drilled wells are the best solution for providing clean water for a community year round. A drilled well provides triple the capacity of a hand dug well.Sponsor Drilled Wells
Hand-dug wells, also referred to as a seasonal aquafor, are accomplished when you dig down far enough to find water during the dry season (January - May). We work with Burkinabe partners that dig, create a concrete sleeve on the inside of the well, provide a cap for security, and construct the well on a raised platform to prevent contamination from wandering wild life.Sponsor Hand-dug Wells