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

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Kawan: Alex Wettstein

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The April 13, 2022

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Extract | 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...

Providing access to a clean water source for all is something we dream of doing, but here it is; Even if the #waterconnections project is huge and is serving more than 2200 people or more than 220 families, there will always be and in all the projects people who live further away and who are outside the program.

Nevertheless, we are here to hear them, to listen to their needs, their distress also very often, faced with the harshness of their life, with far too little water, which very often is dirty, not consumable and dangerous for their health and those of their children.

A few days ago, Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Indonesia meet a family that lives most of the year without water. They too live in the #sdmbinudita area and do not have access to clean water.

In order to meet their daily needs, they store rainwater in a cistern. But obviously, this is not enough to have a normal life (drinking, eating, washing), and moreover, this water is in any case not consumable in the long term without being filtered or boiled.

This cluster of homes and the families who live there are the furthest from the #waterconnections project. The plan for this immense project, on which our two organizations have been working tirelessly for several months on the ground, has been established for a long time and we must follow it.

On this subject, the construction of the #rebuildmbinudita water network is progressing tremendously well, it is an understatement to say it: Indeed, nearly ten tanks of more than 6000 liters have been built by the foundation, and all the villagers, who are already connected to a source of clean water from the deep borehole drilled last October.

Access to water is not enough, far from it. If the water is not clean and safe to drink or the supply point is too far away, if access to toilets is unsafe or limited, then our mission to children and communities rural is not accomplished.

This family asks us for help to build an additional 6000-liter tank in their home and certainly a sanitary installation. But the budget is closed, we have to wait until the whole #waterconnections project is finished, before knowing if we can build an additional Ferro-cement reservoir in this region of #mbinudita (RT02).

We tell their story here because it reflects what the vast majority of families experience here in East Sumba, the poorest region of Indonesia. Our two foundations together can only help these families thanks to all of you. So, if you want to help them, you can do so by making a donation via our website.

Thank you very much in advance for them.

A little additional information:

  • 1 in 3 people in the world do not have access to safe water. More than half of the world’s population does not have safe sanitation services and 100% of the population of the villages in which Fair Future and Kawan Baik work.
  • 3 billion people around the world still do not have a basic handwashing facility with soap and water in their homes, and around three-quarters of the population in the least developed countries did not have access to no basic installation.

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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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