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2009.08.20

JEN’s Support

JEN started the water supply project for the IDP in the Vavuniya District last June, with financial support from the Japan Platform and kind assistance from individual supporters.
The District Water Supply Department with which JEN is in partnership is always struggling to secure enough water for supply at the height of this dry season.

In order to prepare drinking water, we filter water from rivers or disinfect water from agricultural wells and newly set up wells. . JEN carries the water from the Water Department, and transports it to the supply spots inside of the refugee camp.

090820_2 The first picture shows a well exclusively for water intake. The Water Dept develops wells like this one at nearby ponds around the camp. They pump up the well water by electric pumps to fill up the water supply vehicle.

090820_3 The second picture displays a lady, who is the operator of this electric pump. Even at the age of 70, she works from 6AM until 8PM to put operate the pump. She lives nearby this well and the Water Dept pays her a small wage.

JEN’s emergency and humanitarian support is made possible thanks to the many people who lend their time and effort, like the Water Dept staff and the old lady.

August 20, 2009 in Sri Lanka |