Climate change has caused major water shortages in Somalia in recent years. Many women and children are still traveling long distances to retrieve water for their families. These journeys are often dangerous and threaten the safety of women and girls.
Beledweyn and Balcad Districts
Construction of (4) dikes $16,074
We will be constructing 4 key dikes in areas with increased risk of flooding. The communities residing on the river edge have experienced great challenges whenever flooding occurs. These dikes will act as a gate that the community can open or close depending on what levels the water reach. These dikes will enable the community to utilize the water whenever the water level is low and redirect water to the farmlands around the river.
Rehabilitation of a water facility $32,149
A key priority of this project is to rehabilitate water supply systems and oversee the water’s quality and treat it to make it safe for drinking for over 1,800 individuals in the Howlwadaag, Hawotako, Kooshin, and Bundaweyn villages of Baladweyne.
Sanaag Region, Somaliland
Construction of a shallow solar system water well $125,519
This project aims to provide internally displaced people and drought-affected rural communities with access to life-saving water supply.