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.
The project has two goals:
1) We build rainwater tanks made of concrete.
Each family receives one tank.
The tank capacity is of 10.000 to 16.000 liters.
The selection of families is determined by 3 criterias:
1) The larger family
2) Families who lives further from water sources like rivers, lakes and public wells.
3) Families have to enroll their minor children to school.