May 2012 updates:
Construction of a drinking water basin in the village of Ahl Mbarek Massoud, rural commune of Ait Taleb:
During participatory planning meetings, this project has been designated as a highest priority. Once the land was identified and designated for the basin and a well was dug, an architect had topography plans drawn up and HAF recruited an engineer specializing in reinforced concrete to supervise the construction and a certificate of the structure’s strength obtained. The work is expected to take about 40 days.
Villages of Karya, Ait Taleb, Ouled Bella, Smasda require drinking water system:
Four additional villages have also expressed their desire for construction of a drinking water basin to relieve their suffering, and a partnership has been formed between HAF, the local community, and FHA-FOCP to do so. This partnership will fund constructing of the clean drinking water basins and the community will invest in digging and deepening the wells as well as the purchase and installation of a pump, the piping to serve the households with drinking water, and the community will also take charge of constructing the basins.