Water is Life; Donate to this campaign and help Idir to get his water well working so he can grow organic vegetables and teach local young people how to farm successfully in the desert.
Sometimes, people need a
helping hand to succeed in difficult circumstances. Idir is literally
caught between a rock and a hard place. He needs a rock breaker to
access the precious life giving water in his well. He has dug his well
by hand and is getting around 30 minutes of water a day to water his
organic garden, but he has hit rock and really needs help to reach the
deeper groundwater. His hope is once he has got his garden growing well,
he will be able to teach young people in his village the ways of
farming successfully in the harsh environment that he lives in; the
Sahara Desert village of Regabi near Mhamid el Ghizlane.
Why donate to this campaign?
By donating to the improvement of Idir,s well you are giving life. He inherited this garden from his father. 40 years ago the Draa River had enough water to support life in this valley, since the dam was built, there is less and less. Now the groundwater is much harder to reach. The only way for desert dwellers to survive is with a well. I have seen Idir struggle over the last three years and he has done as much as he can, he cannot get enough water to make his garden produce enough food to feed his family. It is time to reach out to the wider community to help this man. Why? because you turn on your taps multiple times a day and get endless clean water; these people will never have that luxury. But with your donation, they can have enough water to feed themselves and be able to teach others to do the same.
Why do I do this?
Simple; because I can, because I see the need and am more than happy to do what it takes to help. Last Ramadan I ran a successful campaign to raise $7000 funds for a village in the High Atlas to build a reservoir for water. I have known Idir and his family for three years now and watched him struggle. I know we as a community can help, so please donate with big hearts and we can get the machinery down to dig through the rock to the life giving water.
How can YOU help?? share on social media, with friends,
family, colleagues etc. When you turn on your tap and let it run to get
hot water, stop and think... and please consider donating to this
campaign.... and give the gift of water. The affects will be far
reaching. Thank you."You may never know what results will come from your action. But if you do m¡nothing, there will be no result" Mahatma Ghandi.