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Teachers provide primary medical care

The magic of this "Primary Medica Care" program? It's just that it's unique in the world and it works. The first batch of sixty teachers who have followed the training in primary medical care in rural areas, tell us about their "exploits" and their work as rescuers. They take confidence in themselves it is the most important, and we note it. Medical care is given to children of sick or injured adults. Lives are being saved.

Building a 6,500-litre Ferro-cement tank

Building a 6,500-litre Ferro-cement tank

Building a water storage tank is something simple but complicated at the same time. Working day and sometimes night too, sleeping under challenging conditions, eating little and walking a lot… This is the life of the Fair Future and Kawan Baik teams in the field, every day for months with the support and unconditional support of the villages where we are setting up a new program. We are very involved in all the constructions, be it the reservoirs but also the healthy sanitary installations, the water connections, the filtration systems, and so many other things which, put together, create infrastructures which make them more useful, simpler life.

Clean water and sanitation for a magic trick

Clean water and sanitation for a magic trick

For a few months -thanks to the Water Connections program–, the families are feeling healthier, happier and have much more energy. The villagers, who are 100% farmers, are much less sick, and they are in better health. Vegetable gardens are created, and an economy is built. Women and children spend much less time fetching water from wells far from homes. As a result, children spend more time in school, and adults have more time to do things they couldn’t do before. On the other hand, water remains the absolute priority of each of the 250 families of #mbinudita, well before everything else! Today, we are building healthy sanitary facilities for the village and the villagers. Like all other families living in ultra-rural areas, people have never had access to toilets or a place to bathe or do laundry.

For the past two months, we have been on the Mbinudita site

For the past two months, we have been on the Mbinudita site

Our teams have been on the SD Mbinudita site for two months for the Water Connections project, clean, safe and clean water for all. The Mbinudita school is the centre of life for an entire region, where more than 2,500 people live, divided into nearly 250 families, the vast majority of whom are children. The social, technical, medical and logistics staff and documentalists have been working for several months on the realization of this unique project. The Water Connections program connects groups of houses and an entire population to clean water connections, sometimes houses more than three kilometres apart from each other. This uses buried pipes, 6500-litre tanks, healthy sanitary facilities, and our boreholes. The innovation is that we mainly use gravity, iron and cement for the construction.

Pepuatu | Two adults tell us about their living conditions

Pepuatu | Two adults tell us about their living conditions

From the village of Pepuatu, two adults tell us about their living conditions, the difficulties in eating, washing, drinking and getting basic medical care. He’s the village chief, and she’s an active person in the village, but she’s been sick for years. U Parkinson’s disease certainly, given the tremors on his face. They tell us that many children are undernourished, which we have seen during the day here. It is a rich and touching testimony in our opinion.

Pepuatu | Darma 10yo tells us about his life

Pepuatu | Darma 10yo tells us about his life

Little Darma tells us about his life as a ten-year-old child, his problems also sitting in the grass, in front of a wooden house. He speaks to us from the village of Pepuatu, very isolated and very difficult to access. Darma, 10 years old, tells us about her life in her village, which is isolated from a lot of things. When we ask him if he is in good health, he replies that no, he is sick. What are the kid’s dreams? To have water, electricity and a road to access his village. A touching testimony of this child is Sumba East. He tells us about the hardness of his life, of his dreams too. He cannot walk too much, because he is not in very good health, and the appropriate medical care is not accessible, the village chief will tell us later.

Pepuatu | Herman, 17, tells us about his life in his remote village

Pepuatu | Herman, 17, tells us about his life in his remote village

From East Sumba, with frankness, sincerity and great maturity. What are Herman’s dreams? Have water, electricity and a road to access his village. A touching testimony from this young adult. He tells us about the hardness of his life, of his dreams too. How much time per day does he spend fetching water or food from the forest? His life at school too because he has to walk a long way to reach the main road.

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!

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