Clean Water for a Healthy Afghan Community

$1,763 $4,437
Raised Remaining


This project reinstitutes access to clean water through drilling a new higher capacity well at an AIL Learning Center in Asia Kalokhi near Herat City.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, diarrhea-related diseases are major causes of death among Afghan children. The lack of safe drinking water means students are prone to infectious diseases. The only access to clean water for these AIL Learning Center students and members of Asia Kalokhi Village is from a small well located at the Center which is insufficient to meet the needs of the population. Access to clean drinking water is key to improving these statistics.

How will this project solve this problem?

Health education about sanitation and diseases related to unclean drinking water is provided to all students at AIL’s Learning Centers and patients treated by AIL clinics. This new well project will connect that education with practical application.

Potential Long Term Impact

In 2010, this Learning Center served 1700 students (77% female). There are approximately 200 families in the village. With an average of seven members per family, at least 3,000 would be served.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,763

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,763 .  The original project funding goal was $6,200.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, MI Afghanistan

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