OASIS Boxes on Their Way to Bring Clean Water to Rural Yemen
EADP’s mission to bring clean water and sustainable development to Yemen has taken the next step. Our collaboration project with Bondh e Shams–the Solar Water Project–has is finally underway. As announced last fall, EADP has undertaken efforts to provide three villages in rural Ibb, Yemen, with clean water. An OASIS box–a custom-made, durable, and high-tech water pumping, filtration, and storage system–will provide more than 600 families will clean water daily and showcase the strengths of decentralised technologies.
We thank our invaluable donors who have helped us make this vision possible–the OASIS box is finally on its long journey to Yemen. In mid-April, it left its origin, Pakistan, and is en route to Oman, where it will be reloaded onto a lorry and travel the last mile towards Ibb overland. However, EADP’s gratitude is not just a matter of words. We are thrilled to announce that the project has received donations and funding exceeding $US 20,000, enabling us to send a second OASIS box. Besides Ibb, more than 250 families in war-torn Taiz will soon receive clean water from another water station.
EADP will update its donors and friends once both boxes have arrived at their final locations and are fully operational. This progress would not have been possible without our generous supporters, whom EADP thanks once more for becoming a part of the mission to shape sustainable development in the Middle East.
Ramadan Kareem from EADP