How One Day of Rain Can Change her Whole Life
Hinda Yassin is a widow and a mother of seven children. She lives in Somaliland (Northern Somalia), where it rains as little as three days a year. The nearest water source to Hinda's home—a tiny, dome-shaped tent in the desert—is two hours away. She walks this every day.
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.
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!
Once the berkad is built, 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 lasting change.
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