Clean Water – All day, Everyday!
Do you agree that everyone deserves clean and safe drinking water?
If so, we ask your help to make this possible for the people in Oku, in the Northwest of Cameroon!
Oku is a region in the Northwest of Cameroon with dry and rainy seasons, with mountains and forest, where the main economic activity is agriculture.
Camaay, the Cameroon Association of Active Youths, has contacted Engineers Without Borders Netherlands for engineering help on solving the water problems in the region. The region has been offered water systems in the 80s but the locals are not trained on how to maintain them. In many villages, the population outgrew the capacity of the installed systems.
Here, people still get severely ill from consuming unsafe water. This happens more often in the dry season, when water becomes scarce. Death as a result of drinking unsafe water is not uncommon. The water supply system in place is rundown and outdated.
Often, drinking water is collected directly from surface water and the odds of contamination are high. The current infrastructure is not maintained due to lack of knowledge and this is the reason EWB-NL was asked for help.