Clean Water for a Healthy Afghan Community

by Afghan Institute of Learning
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Summary

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.
$1,763
total raised
28
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.creatinghope.org/​ail

Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, MI Afghanistan

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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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