AAD TRAVELS TO CONGO-KINSHASA

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Fernande in her shop, the only business in Makwacha © AAD
Fernande in her shop, the only business in Makwacha © AAD
Jean-Michel Champault and Jean-Pierre Kabasso in June 2010 © AAD
Jean-Michel Champault and Jean-Pierre Kabasso in June 2010 © AAD

 
Jean-Michel Champault, general director of AAD, returns to Makwacha in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to follow the end of the drilling of the last two wells.

 

This is an opportunity for him to meet with Fernande, the president of the Women’s Association of Makwacha, which has recently been officially recognized by the Congolese authorities and who will from now on be in charge of managing the water for the villages of Makwacha and Mwaiseni. He will also meet with Jean-Pierre Kabasso, who is specially trained to provide daily maintenance of the pumps.

 

The completion of these two wells marks the end of the project “Women for Water”began in 2010, which has allowed the 4,000 inhabitants of the two villages to finally have access to safe drinking water. A new life awaits Makwacha and the women who no longer have to walk miles every day to fetch water.