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    Day 322

    Rain, Rain

    During the rainy season, the ground in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement soaks up quite a lot of water. It can rain several times a day, in huge downpours that last for hours. Our colleague Igor saw an opportunity.

    “Rainwater coming in is relatively clean,” he said. “The amount of filtration that’s required in minimal. And parts of the year, rainwater is abundant.”

    One remote community we’ve been working with the past few days really struggles to get clean water. So Igor and the team came up with a temporary solution, something that will help boost their access to water with the resources that they have.

    Igor’s idea? A water cathchment system for their community shelter!

    Now, when it rains, water will be collected and saved in a tank that everyone has access to. It won’t be enough to serve the entire community all at once, but it will help in a pinch.

    “Their biggest challenge is water,” said Andrew, another teammate in Kyangwali. “Sometimes in a week they’ll get water two or three times. This won’t solve the problem completely, but it will help a lot.”

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