Clean Water Source for Yosowinangun Villagers

Access to clean water was quite difficult in Yosowinangun Village, Belitang Madang Raya District, East Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency. The water pipe from the Regional Drinking Water Company (PDAM) hasn’t reached the village, and the only water reservoir available is filled with garbage. The locals have to rely on the only water well available.

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The students of the Mafatihul Huda Islamic Boarding School using water from the recently finished Waqf Well. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, EAST OKU – The reservoir that is supposed to be the water source for the people of Yosowinangun Village, Belitang Madang Raya District, East Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency, has been filled with garbage, making the water unfit for use.

“Yosowinangun Village needed assistance, especially clean water sources. The PDAM water has not reached the village. The reservoir, which is supposed to be the community’s water source, has been severely polluted," said Aris from Global Wakaf – ACT South Sumatra Program Department.

The locals have relied on dirty water. Some residents had their own water wells at their homes, and some use the public water wells in public facilities such as the one in Mafatihul Huda Islamic Boarding School. Unfortunately, this well has been rarely used because it has been drying up.

Global Wakaf - ACT South Sumatra built a unit of Waqf Well for the Mafatihul Huda Islamic Boarding School. The Waqf Well was completed and inaugurated in mid-October. Apart from students, the Waqf Well will also be used by residents around the boarding school.

"Apart from the students, the well also benefit 786 families living around the Islamic boarding school. The water from the well is collected in large reservoirs and channeled directly to residents' houses through the pipelines. We also built new toilets for the school,” said Aris.



The students, the members of the Islamic boarding school board and, the Global Wakaf - ACT Team at the inauguration of the Waqf Well. (ACTNews)

The students were grateful for the Waqf Well. They no longer have to walk a long distance for clean water. "Alhamdulillah, we used to queue for clean water because our water well dried up quickly. But now we already have a borehole water well with abundant water. It will be useful for the students here,” said Dani, one of the students.

Aris invited the community to contribute to building more waqf wells in other Islamic boarding schools in South Sumatra. "There are still many students who need clean water in South Sumatra. We hope to provide clean water sources for them to support their study. We are inviting everyone to support this program by donating through Indonesia Dermawan website or through the BNI Syariah account at 66 0000 940, "asked Aris. []

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