Health
 Morocco
Project #2015

Clean Drinking Water for Five Moroccan Villages

by High Atlas Foundation
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Summary

This project is bringing safe drinking water and improved sanitation to over 1,600 people in five of Morocco's most remote rural villages, and reducing high infant mortality rates in the process.
$29,922.75
total raised
300
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.highatlasfoundation.org

Organization Information

High Atlas Foundation

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.highatlasfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Suzanne Daazet
New York, NY United States

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