Project: Water points

A network of wells will be established which provides the population of a semi-arid area with clean water. At the same time, it serves for watering the cattle and washing the laundry. The wells are integrated into protected “green islands” where vegetables are cultivated and trees are planted using the excess water.

Around the well, larger concentric circles are protected against overgrazing. Afforestation is actively supported. Small dams against erosion maximize the infiltration of rain water. Thus more rain adds to filling up the ground water reservoir. Simultaneously, the harvested amounts of fodder, fruits, firewood and vegetables increase.