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We have so many luxuries around us that we take for granted. Like turning on the tap to find clean water! While of course, the people of Jordan are blessed to have water, for a lot of Jordanians, accessing it can be a challenge. That includes having troubles with their water tanks - did you know that families who live in houses with zinc roofs cannot put their water tanks on the roof because the it cannot handle the weight of the tank? Instead, they must place tanks next to their entrances, or on unstable steel structures. Or what about pipes that leak or freeze in winter. Or how about low water pressure due to the wrong placement of the tanks. Or just being unable to pay their monthly water bills… for some, challenges can be many!
Here, we are collecting stories of families that need help with accessing water. It could as simple as fixing a few pipes, buying a new water tank, or paying for their overdue utility bills.
Surely, water and access to it, should be a right for all people on this planet!
Um Ahmed’s Water Tank.
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF FIXING THE WATER TANK: $250
Um Ahmed’s husband passed away in the second quarter of 2018 and she was left alone to support three girls and a boy. The boy, who is the oldest, is studying and working at a sweets factory (carrying and loading raw material) to try to make ends meet. We have been helping the family with their roof, walls, kitchen and doors and what now remains is the family’s water access.
Location: Gaza Refugee Camp
Project Initiator: Hanan Askar