The community of Barokhle Village faced water scarcity issues, but thanks to the CIVSAM project implemented by KAALO, their situation has greatly improved. By rehabilitating a non-functioning shallow well, expanding water distribution, and installing a solar system, significant positive changes have taken place.
Previously, the village faced challenges due to the distance between the water supply point and the village itself. To meet their water needs, the community had to rely on paid water tankers that traveled 6 km to fetch water from a distant well. Each household had to spend $60 per tanker, which lasted about a month for their daily water requirements. Additionally, farmers had to use expensive fuel-powered water pumps for irrigation, putting a strain on their finances. Livestock in the village and surrounding areas also faced water scarcity and had to rely on distant wells or traditional, time-consuming methods.
However, after the shallow well was repaired and the solar system was installed, the community’s water shortage problems were alleviated. Each household saved $60 per month, as they no longer needed to pay for water tankers. The shallow well now provides water for the village’s livestock, ensuring their needs are met conveniently. Moreover, farmers near the shallow well can now irrigate their farms for free, as they no longer have to spend money on fuel for water pumps.
The impact of these changes extends beyond financial savings. The community of Barokhle Village no longer worries about water scarcity, and the burden of fetching water has significantly reduced. This reliable water source has improved their daily lives and increased agricultural productivity, benefiting both households and the local economy.
The success of the CIVSAM project in Barokhle Village showcases the positive outcomes that targeted interventions can achieve. By addressing water-related challenges through sustainable infrastructure development, the project has improved the well-being and prosperity of the community. It serves as an inspiring example of how small-scale projects can have a significant and transformative impact on people’s lives.