Clean and safe water thanks to Hugh's family and friends
Adsum Foundation are pleased to report that we have successfully completed Ambahimarana well in the Ikongo district of Madagascar, in memory of Hugh Barry. This well was kindly funded by so many friends and family members who have been impacted by Hugh's life.
Prior to the installation of the borehole well, the people of Ambahimarana village sourced water from the Sakavazoho river which led to high rates of water borne illnesses.
This borehole will benefit an amazing 727 people across 82 households in the community of Ambahimarana neighbourhood, as well as the 226 pupils of Ambahimarana Primary School.
Feedback Ny-Tanintsika did a fantastic job engaging the local community with educational and training activities throughout the project. Village maintence technicians were trained and a water management committee was put in place to manage the borehole site as well as raise awareness on key WASH principles.
Soatsara (pictured below), a 30 year old beneficiary with 3 children, says, 'I'm very happy with this borehole because before we had to fetch water from the river. We were often sick. Now we have clean water near our home. This is why I joined the water management committee and I am happy to pay a water user's fee. Thank you very much for your help to make this happen.'
Hugh's legacy will go on to impact generations to come. The borehole well has provided a source of safe running water as well leveraging young people's time in education rather than spending time collecting water, allowing members of the community stay healthy and allows the community to develop as basic needs are met.
Thank you to all of Hugh's family and friends who have helped to make this borehole well possible.