In Manikkhali, Bangladesh, villagers use monsoon rains to provide their communities with clean and affordable drinking water 💦.
Supported by GCCA+, the Local Climate Adaptive Living facility (LoCAL) enables communities to build their climate change resilience by adapting to local needs, priorities, and limitations. For decades, the population of Manikkhali has been drinking water from natural ponds that surround their village. However, climate change and rising sea levels impact and pollute the quality of water, making it unhealthy to drink.
“We faced problems with collecting and purifying the polluted pond water as we could not afford to buy purifying chemicals,” explained 28-year old villager Hanufa Aktar Salma, who no longer spends hours each day carrying and fetching water for her family.
Indeed, the identification of the lack of clean water sources has conducted the implementation of the rainwater harvesting project in Manikkhali. To date there are 30 rainwater harvesting systems, each with a capacity of 1,000 liters of water. To date, there are 30 rainwater harvesting systems, each with a capacity of 1,000 liters of water. With an investment of $25 per family, more than 450 poor families now have access to drinking water for the next ten to fifteen years 🧑🏿🌾👩🏾🌾.
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