In the rural areas of Northeast of Brazil the periodic water shortages and cyclic drought are commons. The Access to water, a fundamental right of every human being, is decided more by the abuse of bad politics than by a normal law enforcement.
Where we are
In the whole state of Ceará.
Cooperating with OBAS, Barreira – Cearà.
We build rainwater tanks made of concrete.
Each family receives tank.
The tank capacity is of 10.000 to 15.000 liters.
The selection of families is determined by two criteria:
- the larger family
- the family that lives further from the public sources of water like rivers, lakes, dams and public wells.
The only requirement for the families is to enroll their minor children to school.
Results as of 31/12/2017: 400 rainwater tanks built (2502 people benefited)