Waqf Water Well Quenches Poor Somalis Amid Conflict

A water well has changed the lives of the people of Nero Village, Somalia. The new water source has provided the residents with clean, potable water.

Somali children happy to have clean water sources. Now, the residents of Nero Village and their livestock can have clean water for consumption. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, ABDIAZIZ - The conflict forced the residents of Nero Village, Abdiaziiz District, Somalia, to evacuate. They have lost their livelihoods and previously had no clean water sources.

Amir Firdausi of Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that the majority of Abdiaziiz District residents make a living as fishermen, cattle herders, and Fish keepers. Abdiaziiz District has a natural seaport used for export and import activities. Sadly, many of its residents are living in difficulties. They often have to deal with the clean water crisis.

"Since the conflict broke out, they had to evacuate and leave their sources of livelihood. Previously, they also had no access to clean water. Today, thank God, with the waqf wells 350 refugees can get access to clean water," said Amir.

He continued, the Global Wakaf-ACT Well program does not only provide water but also opens opportunities for people to manage their water sources. Global Wakaf - ACT teaches the locals about managing their water sources so that they can improve the economy. "So that the herding community can increase their livestock’s yields with these water sources," he said.

One of the residents of Nero Village, Ali Abdurrahman Mohamed was grateful to be able to get clean water that is safe for consumption. According to Ali, the water well changed the lives of the people of Nero Village. They can get water that is safe for consumption for themselves and their livestock.

"Alhamdulillah, I am very happy because my family and I can get clean and potable water. We pray that Allah will make the donors of this waqf well enter His Jannah,” said Ali.

The construction of water wells in Somalia lasted from December 13, 2020 to January 25, 2021. In collaboration with Kitabisa, this well can be used by 350 people from 50 Somali families in Nero Village. This program will continue to other regions in Africa and other places. []