Situation: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shocked West Sulawesi in January 2021 in the middle of the night. Destroying many thousands of buildings, including community houses, schools, roads, hospitals and water sources. Around 88 people died and 826 people were injured.
Impact: Clean water is a primary need and lack of access to it causes a ripple effect of problems, including water-borne diseases from dirty streams, diarrhea, difficulty in growing crops, therefore affecting the economy and peoples livelihoods.
Response: We provided cash for work activities to 60 community members. They were paid to repair 2 water piping systems. We also established 4 water tanks in 2 villages, providing access to clean water for 100 households.
Aadil is a 75 year-old farmer living in a small village in West Sulawesi. He lives with his wife and 21 year old son. During the second earthquake in January 2021, Aadil’s house incurred semi-permanent damage. Walls had collapsed and the family had to flee. Income from farming is not enough to cover the family’s expenses and water is difficult to access.
Our earthquake response for this area was to help the community with repairing old water pipelines and to install 4 new ones. Aadil and his family were one of the 100 households to benefit, giving them access to clean water
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