Imagine not having water readily available for drinking, washing, cleaning, and all the things we use it for every day. In many rural areas of Morocco,the only source of clean water is a long walk away, and it must be toted back to the villages by hand. For the most part, this task falls to the young girls. In Douar Hadad, nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, clean water has been particularly hard to come by since local sources are often contaminated. Village girls walk a long way to reach the nearest source of fresh water, fill their containers, and haul them back home. In winter, this is a grueling job.
Soon that task will become just a memory as a grant from TPRF will provide the pipes and distribution substructure needed to bring clean water directly into the villagers' homes. Now the young girls will be able to go to school, an unusual privilege for their peers. Even though free education is provided by the Moroccan government, there is 90% illiteracy amongst girls in rural regions, largely because they are the water providers for their families.
The cost is only a little more than $15 per person. Clean, fresh water will come to the villagers’ homes for the first time—not just for a week or a month or a year, but indefinitely.