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Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

In these few images taken at the end of October 2022, in a village in East Sumba, more than a hundred people have access to this unique water source. A well was dug by hand more than ten years ago and is almost always dry. People have to queue to get a few litres of water that is totally unfit for consumption and dangerous to their health.

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

We do not stop; the teams of Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations have already built, as part of the #waterconnections project, site of #mbinudita #sdmbinudita, more than thirty (30) tanks of more than 6000 litres, six ( 6) complete sanitary facilities including two toilets, showers, laundry washing and water collection point. More than 10,000 meters of PVC pipes have been buried, connecting all these installations. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s intense activity.

Water Connections from the sky – 04 October 2022

Water Connections from the sky – 04 October 2022

The health burden of poor-quality water is enormous, and providing clean water to such a large population is a considerable challenge. Indonesia, particularly the east of this immense country, is characterized by a non-uniformity in the level of awareness and socio-economic development. Therefore, our two foundations do what they can. These few images are taken from the sky and show you what this major project consists of, Water Connections: Drinking water and sanitation for 2,500 people.

Water Connections program, the work of teams in the field

Water Connections program, the work of teams in the field

The past few weeks have been hectic for all of us here in East Sumba. What a titanic job we are all doing with the help of our friends, the villagers, and members of the rural communities of Mbinudita. The nights are short, and the days are very long and hot too. Imagine, friends, it’s almost 40°, and we work under a blazing sun, which almost anaesthetizes us if we don’t hydrate ourselves enough.

Building two new Water Tank – East Sumba, Mbinudita

Building two new Water Tank – East Sumba, Mbinudita

In these few images, the teams of Kawan Baik Indonesia and Fair Future Foundation, with the help of volunteers from the village, are building two new Ferro-cement tanks of more than 6000 litres, which in a few weeks will provide clean water to a group of houses. In all, a good thirty families here in the village of #Mbinudita, where our #sdmbinudita school is located.

The drilling of the first well in Mbinudita, East Sumba

The drilling of the first well in Mbinudita, East Sumba

The procedure for drilling the first well in Mbinudita as part of the Water Connections project. A work of Titan in insane conditions. Three weeks of life on site in the rain, working around the clock to reach a relatively deep water table since clean, clear and healthy water is found at a depth of just over 60m.

Living without toilets and without water, Fair Future is changing that

Living without toilets and without water, Fair Future is changing that

We are in the process of completing new clean water tanks and new sanitation facilities in Mbinudita. Our teams are on-site with the help of the entire local community, women, men and children who help us in this work. These infrastructures are made of Ferro-cement, like all the others, with the difference that we give the possibility to the villagers to choose the type of construction. Once again, this type of collaboration works wonders on site because it allows everyone to learn and work.