Shortage of Water Project:
Hello our dear Supporters,
We are, the Darfur Women Network is grateful for your strong support and your generous donation! We hope for those who celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday, they have enjoyed your families gathering and your fasts!
- On behalf of DWN, I would like to share with you an update about our important project, Water Project. We also invite you to continue support us on our fundraising campaign. It is The #GivingTuesday Campaign starts at 00:00:01 EST and ends at 23:59:59 EST on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.
Goal: To provide clean drinking water with no risks to the Darfur refugees for safety and health.
The project comprises of two parts:
Short- term solution: Clean the water wells
Long-term solution: Cover the water wells
The water wells were built in the heart of valley. During the rainy season, the rain washes grass, wood, and other trash from the high level lands to carry them to the valley. Therefore, the drinking wells would fill with trash and sand because they aren’t covered. The process of burning trash and sand in the wells would happen many times a week or a month based on the density of the rain.
Now, the rainy season and during the harvest ended. , the refugees suffer a shortage of water. They have to clean up the wells to be able to get water to survive. Cleaning up the wells means the refugees would designate volunteers to tie them with a rope around the waist of a young man. The volunteers would be sending carefully down 12 meters in the depth of the wells. The container and shelf should follow them to the well. He should clean up the wells and would remove the dirt and trash by pulling the robe. Then, the refugees around the well will pull the volunteer out of the well. Afterwards, the well would be ready for serving our refugees community.
Challenges: Risky and dangerous( some poisoned snakes could be found ) for the volunteers who would allow people to hold the unsafe cord to get them deep into the wells. In addition, it is painful to be pulled out with a rope, they have no safety tools.
Solution: provide safety tools to those who clean up the wells.
Cover the wells (keep the wells clean)
The important thing is to keep the water wells clean during rainy seasons. We suggest cover a, but we need the Engineer Department to help us. We're beginning to develop ideas for well lids and safer harnesses. We are working with students from Butler University to solve the water problem in the refugee camps.