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 works in 2 directions
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 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.
2) We form young farmworkers to deal with the drought and learn every single technique to save water for human consumption and irrigation.
Results as of 31/12/2018
420 rainwater tanks built (2593 people benefited)
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