The Govi Water Tower project supported the building of a drip irrigation gardening system in the village of Govi in Benin, West Africa. The project included a moto-pump, PCV piping, 100 meters of tubing, expiration hose, the large holding tank, and filters provided with funds from the Beninese organization IDID. Friends Foundation International funds paid for the purchase of metal piping and construction costs associated with creating the support of the tower as well as the transport of the material.
Through the early part of the year the supports were assembled and implanted in the ground and a channel was dug for placing piping that would bring water from the moto-pump (placed in a nearby river) to the water tower itself. In late March, the system became functional and water began being pumped up from the river and into the tower where it was held for the drip irrigation of the plot. Currently okra, tomatoes, a few type of local green, hot pepper varieties, and a small amount of inter-cropped corn has been planted by four families of farmers who are using the land.