Our well project in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
The 80 families that live in Degan, a small village located in Qarabagh, Ghazni, have no drinking water and were walking up to 2 kilometers to their nearest water source to get water. Together with our dear member, Qaderi, we decided to build wells for the families of Degan.
The challenge was to build the pipelines without the needed tools and instruments. Every inch of land was dug with a shovel and human power. We had to even demolish and refurbish roads.
With the help of many Afghans on site we were able to get the project done.
The pipeline can only pump water with electricity which was also not easy to access. After looking at all the options, we decided that electricity through solar power was the best choice.
The solar system that was built can pump up to 10.000 liters water a day, which is more than enough for the 80 families of Degan, Qarabagh.