Life-giving water in the Muslim village of Sukuta Nema, Gambia comes from an open well that is HIGHLY CONTAMINATED and BRACKISH. It is a health danger for everyone who uses it for drinking, cooking, even bathing. Yet 600 students and over 10,000 residents consume this water daily. This project will provide clean borehole water, filters, and water-quality testing YOUR generous donation can help prevent an outbreak of chronic water- borne diseases in this highly vulnerable community .
Open water wells are highly susceptible to surface and ground water contamination. The socio-cultural attitudes of the people exacerbate this problem. The open well at the Afang Lang School is used by the entire community. There is no other alternative clean water source and no effort to treat or filter the water creating a major health risk to all Sukuta Nema residents. Rural Urban Develpment Foundation is improving life with humanitarian assistance and a water solution.
Creating a borehole and installing water filters will remove all contaminants in the water. Water quality testing, conducted by the department of water resources provides data on the quality of water being consumed by the community and will provide insight into what sort of aliments or diseases are prevalent in the community AND give direction on how to treat them. Clean water will also PREVENT disease! This will augment our work providing humanitarian assistance to the entire village.
This project will serve as model for future water projects in the country to help circumvent water-borne disease. The availability of clean water prevents disease, builds healthier bodies and minds - especially for students who are the hope for the future of Gambia. "Water is Life" and your gift will make a huge difference in the present and future lives of Sukuta Nema. Clean Water, something we take for granted in the developed world ,is truly a gift to people in Gambia.
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