Only approximately 60 percent of rural Moroccans have access to clean drinking water. Though this has increased from 14 percent in 1995, access to house connections and improved water sources has improved only slightly. Clean drinking water projects remain a top priority expressed by rural communities.
Unhealthy drinking water causes alarmingly high infant mortality – and also results in shorter life spans and reduced energy for earning a livelihood. Further, time spent procuring non-potable water adds to the already substantial burden placed on women and girls, preventing their participation in education.
HAF aims to address water access challenges for rural schools and communities throughout Morocco.
HAF has built 19 clean drinking water systems with Morocco’s remote villages, benefiting approximately 4,000 people. Through Sami’s Project, HAF built clean water systems for 12 schools[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]