The Village D’Espoire, set up by pastor Michel Ouadraego is home to large numbers of children and young people, there are about 500 children of all ages who live in the village. It is a boarding school and the children come from all over the country. What started as a few huts is now a large compound with a church as well as classrooms, dormitory areas and huge outside kitchen areas. Michel also has training rooms and areas where the older ones learn skills to help them when they leave – for example – tailoring, dress making, mechanics.
The volume of water from this well is exceptional and a water tower for storage has been constructed. It took several daysto cap the well as the water was coming up with such tremendous force.