The Energy To Go forward
The Akuoro community is an energetic and welcoming community with a population of 1,500. As a community, they have never had a clean water source and have welcomed us to work with them and develop a solution together. There is one hand pump well 2 km (1.2 miles) away at the closest school but is relied on by all of the communities in the area. With so many people using the well, it goes dry for 5 months out of the year. When that occurs, the next closest water source is 5-7 km (3.2 miles) away. Together, we will develop a solution that works for them.
A community that works together
Akuoro has been hosting community meetings to develop their water solution once we are ready. They have created their own water user committee and have plans for their solution.
A Shared Resource
The main hand dug well everyone collects water from is shared with animals, covered in algae, and goes dry for 5 months out of the year.
Your Donations At Work
Since the beginning of 2019, we have been working with Akuoro to begin researching and developing their clean water solution. The next step of our process will be to complete the borehole drilling. Our ultimate goal is to create a clean water source that is available year round and eliminates the long walks children are taking to collect water.
In order to find the best location for water, detailed surveys are completed.
A deep hole will be dug to reach clean water.
Storage & Distribution
Water will be stored to be used wisely and year round.
Solar energy is used to make clean water flow year round.