Communities in the Horn each have their own specific water context. In most areas, groundwater is relatively easy to access, so ARAHA can construct simple and inexpensive hand-dug water wells with an easy-to-use hand pump. These shallow wells are a cost-effective way to provide water to communities for a decade or more. In other areas, accessing groundwater requires drilling a borehole to greater depths, a more expensive though potentially longer-lasting solution. ARAHA works with communities and technical experts to determine the best way to bring safe and reliable access to clean water to villages, taking into consideration the specific needs and characteristics of the area.
With $3000, you can build a water well today that will serve an entire community of 700-1000 people and livestock with clean drinking water.