This project will bring a vital supply of clean drinking water to a population of 4,250 living in the village of Kimbobolo in Madimba Territory of the D.R. Congo, and to a 30-bed medical centre that serves over 8,000 people in the rural area.
Clean drinking water is essential for both the prevention of disease and maintaining health and hygiene as part of curative services. At the Health Centre a rainwater collection system is in place, but water consumption is much higher than the amount of water collected. At the moment, clean drinking water is carried by hand from wells to the Centre every day. In the community, women walk for hours each day to collect clean water and carry it back to their homes.
SDIA and the local NGO CEDERI-Madimba will dig a well and install the distribution system to provide clean drinking water to the Health Center and the nearby community of Kimbobolo with a population of 4,250. SDIA has now raised the remaining $13,266 shortfall of the $28,781 that was needed to build the water distribution system, so no more donations are needed. Thank you! Stay tuned for the final report on this project by the end of July.
Clean drinking water is essential to life. Providing clean drinking water to Kimbobolo will prevent water-borne diseases in children and adults, and save women hours of hard labour every week carrying water from sources far from their homes. Providing the health center with clean drinking water will help ensure the hygiene of the center and reduce the risk of secondary infections among patients, raising health standards for the whole community.