Lack of water severely impacts lives in this region. Lack of water primarily leads to famine, poverty, diseases and death. Additionally, lack of water access has a great negative social impact on women and children who bear the primary responsibility to gather water for the families. This leads to less time spent on education, farming, family responsibility amongst many factors.
Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness
(UNICEF, WHO 2009)
Boreholes can be drilled to provide a safe and reliable source of water for the whole community and avoid the risk of cross contamination of water borne diseases and livestock. Boreholes are safe for all community members to use, both women and children can gain easy and quick access to water, without the risk of accidents and deaths from falling into the water source.
These boreholes are drilled to reach greater depths, more efficiently and more quickly, tapping into deep underground sources of water (aquifers). Hence drilled boreholes are more expensive to construct, but the opportunities to support communities to grow with a borehole are far greater than a traditionally hand dug open well.
Periodic and spot inspections of the site will be carried out in due course to ensure the facility is being utilised properly and is fully functional. Boreholes cost approximately £3000 each.
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