Essential infrastructures for a village in the Sahel

The new village of Inarankadane, built on the edges of a highway connecting Mali to Niger, still needs amenities to provide a minimum of comfort to its inhabitants.

Humanitarian and Development

Inarankadane (Northeast Gao), Mali

Corinne Richard and Frédérique Héry

22 000 € to the Selection Committee at 2007/05/22

Project leader

SJB (Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau) amitiés internationales

The village of Inarankadane, 40 km from Ménaka, in the Gao region, is a recent construct: it grew on the edge of a road connecting the region to neighboring Niger, and developed on the impetus of a regional market. Many infrastructures therefore still remain to be built to provide the inhabitants with satisfactory living conditions.

To achieve this, it contacted the association SJB (Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau) amitiés internationales, whose goal is to develop international relations of the commune of Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau in the cultural, sports, tourism and linguistic areas, and to promote citizenship and friendship between peoples.

A 60 meter deep well

This partnership led to a decision to build three classrooms, an office-storeroom, waterless toilets and, above all, to drill a well to bring water to this semi-desert region. Considering the importance of the drilling operation, SJB amitiés internationales called on the experts of Veolia Waterforce: the well will be 60 meters deep, to guarantee uninterrupted supply. The Veolia Foundation will provide the financial resources to enable this village to continue to grow.