To ensure a permanent solution to eliminate thirst, hunger and poverty in Africa, our 'Boots on the Ground" partners, Israeli NGO's innovation:Africa (iA) and CultivAid integrate four (4) critical components in our proven, sustainable approach that is 100% successful:
💦 Community Involvement
From the beginning, iA's 'team of experts' set up a 'Village Solar/Water Committee" to involve the villagers in the project so that they understand how the systems work and what to do when there is a problem.
💦 Boots on the Ground
iA staff are locals who speak the language and understand the village life and culture.
iA staff oversee the "Village Solar/Water Committee" and are quickly regarded as 'family' by many of the villagers. Our permanent “boots on the ground” are the critical communication link between villagers, iA technicians, local governments and donors.
💦 Real-time System Monitoring
Production at every installation is continuously monitored electronically via satellite so that iA technicians are immediately aware of a system failure. Within hours of a problem occurring, local agents and villagers who are responsible for maintenance of the system address and resolve any issues.
💦 Drip Irrigation for Optimal Farming
CultivAid's agricultural 'team of experts' oversee the drip irrigation implementation with iA staff and the villagers.
CultivAid staff transfer knowledge and train the villagers on optimal agricultural practices. Villagers learn about farming practices to optimize crop production for a healthy food source and also to gain financial independence.
innovation:Africa (iA) installs a solar powered deep water well accessing water that is trapped in the aquifers below the ground in regions where there is drought and hunger.
iA's remotely monitored solar water pumping systems provide over 20,000 liters of clean water per day per village.
Throughout the village, there is enough water for drinking and also for implementing Israeli developed drip irrigation systems.
This allows families to grow more food with less water and provides a means for financial independence by selling the excess crops at markets.
A pump is inserted into the shaft with a solar panel connection to reach the aquifer. This water is then deposited into a water tower that local villagers help construct.
When water is needed, it is propelled by gravity to destinations around the village. By remote monitoring, the installed system is resistant to breakdown, vandalism, or theft, problems typically faced by water systems installed by many aid organizations.
Smart technology is used to update key information such as how much water is stored in the tank or whether there are issues with any equipment; all of this is run remotely from Israel.
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