The Agirigiroi project is completed and has had clean water since August 21st, 2019.
All other donations received will go toward our next project community with Akuoro.
Living off the land
Agirigiroi is 1,500 person community that thrive off fertile land and a swampy marsh. They have welcomed our team to learn about their water issues and how they survive during the dry season. During field assessments, we would stay all day long because families would want to show us how they cook, play, and entertain each other.
A DISAPPEARING Resource
The only water sources are hand dug wells. The water is murky, shared with animals, and used for everything. For the 4 month dry season, all of the hand dug wells go dry. Women and children will walk 4 kms to a well shared by over 5,000 people.
Sickness and Dirty Water
“That happens all the time, we just scope the mouse out and drink the water.”
Bacteria are present in the hand dug wells. Children and adults become ill from the water, but it is the only available source.
Your Donations At Work
The community will go from walking 4kms to dirty water sources
only available for 8 months, to a clean water source available year round always within .5kms.
The project phases highlight what we have already used donations for and what we still need assistance with.
1. Water Exploration
In order to find the best location for water, detailed surveys are completed.
2. Borehole Drilling
A 60m deep hole was dug to reach clean water that can be pumped up and consumed.
3. Distribution Network
Water will be stored and distributed to be used wisely and year round.
4. Solar Installation
To make the project work year round and without issues, solar energy is installed.
Clean Water, Training, and Community Leaders
Clean water is on its way
Through planning, training, and community meetings, clean water is on its way. Once completed, every community member will be within .5kms to get clean water that is available year round.
It takes an entire community
The community helps with each step of the project. They provide help for training, maintenance, and designs. They volunteer their time, energy, and resources to complete the project.
Project Technical Responsibility
The project process takes its own team of engineers, scientists, and managers to ensure it all works. Local professionals have offered their services to see the impact the project will have.