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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.

Assist with access to clean water in Praiwora

Assist with access to clean water in Praiwora

As part of the #waterconnections project, the Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations have received several requests for help related to socio-medical projects, including a significant number related to access to clean water from local communities and rural villages. Some of these requests come to us directly from local authorities in East Sumba. For this Kambajawa – Praiwora project, Fair Future received this request now from our friend, the Regent of East Sumba, Mr Khristofel Praing. Kawan Khris asked us to see what we could do to help this village and these families in Praiwora who have not had access to water for almost five years.

Lukukamaru Sumba. A tremendous job to do here

Lukukamaru Sumba. A tremendous job to do here

East Sumba is full of villages that I believe we have to call “very poor”, where eating or drinking enough, taking a simple shower, and earning enough to buy a little rice is almost impossible. These villages are isolated from everything and everyone. We go there as often as possible, currently every day. These moments spent with the villagers tell us very clearly about what we can put in place to improve the living conditions of these people living in these regions. Lukukamaru is one of those villages. Everything is paid for at a high price, at the cost of incredible physical and psychological effort; here, we can speak of a state of daily survival.

Shortage of clean, safe drinking water

Shortage of clean, safe drinking water

All these people, we meet every day. When we ask them what their biggest dream is, all without exception answer us this: To have clean water, some not dangerous for their health and that of children, and pregnant women. To have access to it here, close to home. To be able to water and cultivate a garden, eat better, shower, and wash. But above all to be able to drink more, cook more. The Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations within the framework of the Water Connections project, strive by all means to fulfil their dreams. Their lives, their health and their future are at stake. Water is the source of life, of all life!

We carried out our first deep drilling with our own machine

We carried out our first deep drilling with our own machine

Until last week, the 264 students of this school in East Sumba had no water in their school. As you can imagine, this posed unexpected sanitary problems for all the children, the teachers and the houses in the surrounding area. Fair Future has therefore decided to drill a deep well at the back of the school, and we have, thanks to our detection tools, found clean and clear water at a depth of almost 40 meters. A massive change for this community and the people who live nearby. Indeed, they will also be able to come and get water from this new deep well.

Fair Future and Kawan Baik change the nature of water

Fair Future and Kawan Baik change the nature of water

Clean water is life, health, food, leisure, energy… Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. It is in water that life on Earth began, so it is not surprising that all living things on our blue planet need water. Water is indeed many things: it is a vital need, a home, a local and global resource, a transport corridor, a climate regulator. And, over the past two centuries, it has become the end of the journey for many pollutants released into nature and a newly discovered mine rich in minerals to exploit. To continue enjoying the benefits of clean water and healthy oceans and rivers, we must fundamentally change the way we use and treat water.

There will always be people who live too far away, we are here to help them!

There will always be people who live too far away, we are here to help them!

There are no toilets here, everyone practices open defecation. Furthermore, no one has direct access to water of any kind, and no access to a source of clean, drinkable water. Fair Future and Kawan Baik Foundations are changing that with the #waterconnections program, but there will always be people who live even further than far. We meet those people, all those families that we don’t forget. Thanks to all of you and our teams who are there, on the ground at the time of writing this line, they will also have access to one of our solutions, a borehole, a reservoir connected to the network…

Our new deep well drilling machine for #WaterConnections is finished, here it is!

Our new deep well drilling machine for #WaterConnections is finished, here it is!

Water appeared on earth about 4 billion years ago and since then its volume has remained constant. It is always the same water that circulates, transforms, and recycles itself permanently. One of the greatest dangers hanging over freshwater supplies is simply the increase in the world’s population. In 2050, there should be about 9.8 billion people on Earth, some 2.3 billion more than today.