Water Wells: Djibouti

Local Initiatives for Education (LIFE) has been able to help with the supply of manual water pumps in rural Djibouti. With increasing modernization and urbanization, traditional nomadic pastoralist lifestyles are changing. People are living in one place rather than constantly moving to find water for livestock. These people are being taught agricultural skills so that they can grow food not only for their families but also to have a surplus to sell and supplement the family income.

Water can be pumped from underground aquifers. These manual pumps will supply enough water for the garden each day without draining the aquifer. The people are taught basic maintenance skills and are able to buy the most often needed spare parts locally.