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Amman Imman is dedicated to improving and saving lives among the poorest and most abandoned populations of the world, by supplying permanent sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa.
Amman Imman means "Water is Life".
"Water is Life." This could not be truer than in the Azawak of West Africa where at least nine months out of the year there is no water. This drastic situation is a direct consequence of global climate change, shifting economies and political upheaval.
A vast plain approximately the size of Florida on the edge of the Sahara, the Azawak is one of the poorest regions in landlocked countries, Niger and Mali. Living on the brink of survival, the region's 500,000 inhabitants walk up to thirty miles a day for water. They have no access to roads or schools, and health centers are a two day donkey ride away. Few organizations or government agencies work to improve their lives.
Clean water is there, in sustainable aquifers at an average depth of 600-3000 feet. Amman Imman is drilling permanent sources of water in order to provide these resilient people a chance to live without the indignity of daily thirst and fear of water-borne illness. Amman Imman's first borehole well, completed in July 2007, provides water for up to 25,000 people and animals.
Water is life. One water source at a time, we can bring water and hope to people who have nowhere else to turn. Please help fulfil this dream. The children of the Azawak deserve a better future.
- Upen Singh
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