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Magic works, construction continues, people are happy, there is water!

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Kawan: Alex Wettstein

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The March 31, 2022

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Extract | Having clean water close to home is a real challenge that Fair Future and Kawan Baik have taken on, so that the more than 2,200 villagers of Mbinudita can have clean water in their homes for the first time in their lives. This is so that everyone's life is healthier, happier on all fronts, clearly more harmonious. Even if it is very hard physically, sometimes morally because we are isolated from everything and everyone, there is not a day during which we are not happy to be able to work within the framework of this immense project, one of the largest ever conducted by the Swiss foundation and its Indonesian twin sister, Kawan Baik Indonesia foundation.

Wherever we are working, cases & environments is unique. Nevertheless, Fair Future & Kawan Baik Indonesia follow a common set of practices designed to ensure that their resources & expertise are used in an optimal and respectful manner.

We are improving the health of populations through access to clean water, by creating deep wells, water networks, sanitary facilities by building toilets, showers, watertight tanks of more than 6,000 litres, which allow keeping the water away from light, at normal temperature, in order to reduce the risk of water conservation.

Today at the end of March 2022, we can say that this water that we have been looking for more than 50m deep, sometimes several kilometres from the reservoirs that we have built with the villagers of #sdmbinudita, is safe for consumption. We have tested it & it is healthy, even mineral. The alkalinity is also good, which is perfect for neutralising acids. Its level is 180mg/l (Optimal level is 20-200 mg/litre).

This water, which is now contained in these new reservoirs, extends into several RT (groups of typical Sumbanese Houses). It will bring health, income because they will be able to sell their vegetables. This will have an impact on underweight & malnutrition problems, as they will be able to eat produce from their gardens. The reduction in child morbidity & serious diseases intrinsically linked to poor water quality & the consequences of related diseases will also decrease.

These kids will have more strength to walk the several km that separate them from school, they will be able to concentrate more, no longer fall asleep at school, assimilate in an optimal way the teachings of the teachers, they will be able to take a shower every day, eat more than once a day too. And so many other things that have already changed; we see it every day here as part of the #waterconnections project.

Out of 6 reservoirs built by us, 90% are made by the villagers. They learned with us, they duplicate and we are there to help them.

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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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