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We act like dowsers and their magic wands. And it works so well!

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Kawan: Alex Wettstein

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The April 13, 2022

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Extract | "Dowsing" generally refers to the practice of using a forked stick, rod, pendulum, or similar device to locate groundwater. Although tools and methods vary widely, most dowsers probably still use the traditional forked stick, which can come from a variety of trees, including willow, peach, and witch hazel. Other dowsers like us with the foundation use an elaborate box system and electrical instruments. And it works, it's amazing!

Kawan Baik Indonesia and Fair Future Foundation are looking for places where we can drill with our new machine, to provide a clean water source for an entire village. To do this we use a “geoelectric” tool for locating water sources, even at very substantial depths.

It is among other things thanks to similar equipment that we were able to find the place which today is the heart of the #waterconnections program at #sdmbinudita.

This research and this tool allowed us to drill a deep well where no one thought there could be water. The first deep drilling in the entire Mbinudita region. Nearly 50m deep, 2 weeks of drilling, a life on site.

This tool now makes it possible to give water to an entire village (or almost because the project is not yet finished). People’s lives have changed, smiles are present, and illuminate our working days on the construction sites of the #waterconnections project.

In fact, it’s when you don’t have water that you realize how important it is!

Water changes lives and our two foundations will only stop if our means no longer allow us to help more and more. These thousands of families who do not have access to a source of water, to a healthy life allow them to see the future in color…The green of the vegetables which grow thanks to this water that we offer them… And so many and more as you can imagine.

Fair Future Staff at Rumah Kambera base camp – April 2022 – Pictures: Elthon Halawulang – Fair Future Foundation.

A little additional information: Safe water and sanitation are essential to fight against undernutrition. Where we are, many children under the age of five still die each year from diarrhea, mainly caused by diseases such as dengue, malaria, and viruses which can lead to death. The majority of cases of diarrhea that led to the death of these children are attributed to a poor sanitary environment and therefore a lack of access to water and sanitation. We manage to reduce this together, but we need everyone to make it happen.

#masinbor #drillingmachine #fairfuturefoundation #kawanbaik #healthylifestyle #cleanwater #waterconnections #truckoflife #sdmbinudita #rebuildmbinudita #bangunmbinudita #safewater #water #sumurbor #drillingwells #healtcare #waterforhealth #kawanbaikiberbagi #kawansehat #waterclosetomyhouse

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Alexandre Wettstein

My Name is Alex Wettstein, CEO, President, and founder of Fair Future Foundation. A Swiss and International official NGO (State Approved Foundation). I'm working as a volunteer, in the fields of health, education, and access to drinking water, in South-East Asia, notably in Indonesia since 2010, I am married to Ayu Setia and we have 3 kids, Flavie, Elisa, and Atha.

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