The story of Halima
My name is Halima Mohamed. I am 27 years old. I am married and mother of four children. I am living in
Gadullo kebele of Daro Lebu Woreda. Our kebele is one of the areas where terrible Ethnic conflict had occurred between the Somalis and the Oromos in December 2017. A lot of houses had been burnt up and 32 people had died on a single day due to the conflict. The population of the kebele had faced a lot of social and economic crisis. Major problem was lack of water for human and animal consumptions. In the kebele there is a motorized water scheme that had been serving the population of the kebele. This water scheme was among the public structures damaged during the conflict. The generator and the pipelines of the water scheme were attacked and totally damaged, the generator operator was among the 32 people died in the conflict. As a result population of the kebele had suffered a lot from shortage of water. It was impossible to move from the kebele to other areas to fetch water...
The Story of Halima: water distribution points rehabilitated and constructed by the project
It was during this critical time that CISP reached for us. The organization has changed the generator of the water scheme by a new one, they have constructed the generator house, maintained the pipelines and the water distribution points. Currently, the scheme is functional and we are getting enough amount of water for human and animal consumptions. We are really thankful for ECHO, CISP and IRC for the timely humanitarian responses that averted WASH related crisis of the kebele.