Bring Water For Life

The Problem

The province of East Nusa Tenggara is heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture. Due to their geographical location, rural communities are subject to varying climates and insufficient water availability. In addition, the Indonesia Disaster Data and Information, reported that drought has occurred every year in various districts throughout the province since 2004. From Riskesdas data (2014), only 40% of households in the province have access to clean water and sanitation. This lack of water availability is infringing upon UNDP’s belief that access to clean water and sanitation is a human right, Sustainable Development Goal #6.

The Proposed Solution

Since access to clean water is difficult to obtain due to distance, UNDP and KOPPESDA, a local NGO, propose to build a solar water pump. This sustainable project will ensure that the villages will have constant, efficient and sustainable access to clean water. The Bring Water for Life online crowd funding campaign will need to raise Rp. 350.000.000,-. Based on the previous successful SPARC project in the village of Napu and Palanggai, East Sumba, it is expected that the installation of water pumps from distant settlements like in Palanggai village will greatly benefit the people’s livelihood. This will allow men, women, and children to devote more of their time and energy to their education and their economy. With your help, we can support the people of Napu to access clean water and save up to 4 hours each day-imagine what an extra 4 hours could do in reaching your full potential!

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