The co-operation and sponsoring of Doneck Euroflex with Care Luxembourg made it possible in 2016 to connect running water to two maternity clinics in Timia and Krip Krip in northern Niger with the aid of wells.
The preparations began in December 2015. Two technicians, an electro-mechanical engineer and a hydro-geological engineer assessed the scope of the necessary construction and installation work. The two maternity clinics were supplied with solar power in February 2016 so that groundwater can be pumped into the clinics.
The pipe-laying work, the preparation of the pumps and their cabling with the pump systems in the wells began in the summer (August and September) with employees from a local partner, HED Tamat. After that plumbing, masonry and pump work was carried out in the clinics to connect the water supply. Water towers were built to ensure the sustainability of the water supply. The water towers were manufactured in the town of Agadez and then transported carefully to the project region. The water towers were made of stainless steel and sheet metal. Each tower holds a volume of 5 m³. The water tower in Krip Krip fills up within 50 minutes, that in Timia in less than 35 minutes. The water systems went into operation in October 2016. So far both installations have functioned without any trouble and are supplying both maternity clinics with clean drinking water.
A young woman in Krip Krip expressed her joy at the running drinking water as follows: "Unbelievable, but true. Never in my life have I seen a dripping water tap in such a remote place as Krip Krip. We thank God, HED Tamat, their managerial staffs and their partners that they have provided our maternity clinic with the urgently needed running water."
Thanks to Doneck's generous donation, the hygiene conditions in two maternity clinics in this remote area of Niger have been changed permanently and improved enormously.
Editors: Care Luxemburg and Doneck
Photo: Care Luxemburg