Access to potable water is one of the most serious problems affecting communities in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. There is a 19% infant mortality rate in this particular region, which is 4 times the national average, directly linked to unsafe drinking water. Women and girls spend many hours procuring water that is non-potable. This project will reduce infant mortality rates, reduce illnesses among the general population, and improve the lives of women and girls.
This project will construct piped potable water systems for five villages and at the same time raise institutional capcaities. Gravity flow water systems will deliver drinking water directly from mountain springs to reservoirs above villages.
This project will serve 1,600 people. Benefits of this project include reducing infant mortality rates, improving public health conditions, and transfering skills at the grassroots level through using local materials and building techniques.