Project #6501

Clean Drinking Water for 1250 Villagers in Morocco

by High Atlas Foundation
Apr 15, 2013

Our Greatest Needs

Testing the Irrigation System
Testing the Irrigation System

Imagine for a minute that the water goes off in your home, and that all of your bottled water supply has run out. Imagine now you go to your water company and complain. No answer. You march to your local town council, demanding support. No answer. You hear that they are selling water a few towns over, so you wake up early, take the car and drive an hour each way to bring water. The days begin to pass this way, but you are tired, not feeling well, and barely have the energy to go to work. 

Let's bring this scene to Rhamna Province in Morocco, where water sources are often far from villages. At the same time, Rhamna is vast, sprawling with agricultural potential in its large fields that turn green when it rains. There is no water company to call, the local council has the same issue, and the girls and young women responsible for carrying water can barely dream of having a car, let alone a donkey to help transport water. 

The High Atlas Foundation is so fortunate to have you as a supporter. Thanks to the funds you donate, we can respond to the needs of the communities of Rhamna that are trapped in cyclical poverty because they struggle to have just the basic essentials. Water makes all the difference in terms of productivity, health, time to go to school, agriculture, and livelihoods. 

This period, your donations, along with funding received from the OCP Foundation in Rhamna, have enabled us to build 70% of a water system in Aarabet, a village in Ben Guerir region of Rhamna. We won't stop here. Let's work together to make sure that we can complete this system, and give the people of Aarabet this most basic necessity. 

The impact of your support is HUGE. And we at HAF are so grateful to you. 

Water Tower and Electric Pump Facility
Water Tower and Electric Pump Facility



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Organization Information

High Atlas Foundation

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Yossef Ben-Meir
President of the High Atlas Foundation
NYC, NY (US) and Marrakech, Al Haouz (Maroc), Morocco
$12,735 raised of $37,500 goal
127 donations
$24,765 to go
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