She lives on her own, tending her brother-in-law's goats for income.
The nearest water source is a two-hour walk for Hinda. Thankfully, she has a camel to help her carry her jerrycans back home each day. But filling those cans requires scooping dirty water with a cup from a small hole in the ground. You can imagine how long that takes.
You've heard the messages of how vital clean water is to sustaining life—how wells make the difference. But in places like Somaliland where Hinda lives, digging wells is next to impossible. The water table is too low, or the water is salty.
The only solution is a berkad—a giant underground tank that catches rainwater runoff. Here's what's really amazing: a berkad can fill to its capacity in one day of heavy rain, holding 70,000 gallons of water. This is enough to supply a small village with clean water for six months!
Hinda's husband had completed 95% of a berkad near their home before he died.
Here's where you and I come in. Together, we can finish building Hinda's berkad. Once the pit is lined with concrete and a roof is placed on top to keep the water clean, Hinda's whole life will change. She'll have water for her children—and for her neighbors. Plus, she can sell the water to others and earn a few hundred dollars a month. That's a generous income her family can live on, long-term.
We hope you'll join us to bring life-saving water to families like Hinda's. Any amount will be tripled, because of grants. So please, make your best gift today.