Volanta training Burkina Faso

This project worked on the improvement of the local production of Volanta pumps at the Centre Sainte Famille in Burkina Faso. Several innovations of the Volanta pump were introduced. Besides the training a revised version of the Volanta manual was produced.


  • An improved production process and quality control of the Volanta pump in Burkina Faso
  • An updated manual for the manufacturing, installation and O&M of the Volanta pump
  • Create awareness among Volanta pump mechanics on above developments


  • Search for causes of problems and their solutions (manufacturing processes, tools, training)
  • Translate the solutions into procedures and describe them in manuals
  • Develop/introduce better tools (such as jigs, calibres)
  • Train the management and staff in using devices (drawings, calibres, AutoCAD) and new procedures
  • Train/inform pump mechanics, guided by the updated manual for installation and O&M


30,000 euro


  • Staff of the Volanta production workshop has been trained on issues like technical drawings, quality control, national policies, Volanta innovations and maintenance.
  • Revised manual on Volanta production and O&M.