In 2019 a team of volunteers from CISCO will volunteer in Caruaru, Brazil 2019 to build water tanks for families living in poverty with no access to clean water. Many people living in the region of Caruaru work mainly in agriculture which provides families with wage that is far less ...
Cisco ECN Gulf Volunteers
A group of 8 volunteers from Cisco ECN Gulf.
Ahmed Medhat, Ali Talahi, Amira Shaheen, Farah Ali Hassan, Jack Meads, Mohamed Hatem,Patrick Gossin,Samar Abou Ltaif.
5 days time to give event to construct houses for the people of Caruaru in Brazil. This project will help build water tanks for families with low socio-economic backgrounds.
The locals of Caruaru mainly work in agriculture, and are paid less than the minimum wage in Brazil. Also, during summer the lack of rain-fall results in dry lands that prevent the cultivaiton of crops that these families rely on.
The lack of access to clean water forces local women,children, and the elderly to walk long distances several times a week in order to collect water for their homes. This walk takes up to two hours each way. Consequently, this leaves children unable to pursue an education, and women struglling to mantain a stable jobs, leading to their lack of contribution to household's income. Furthermore, the use of unclean water has created a risk in local people contractings diseases and health issues.
This project aimes to help families have access to safe, clean water through roof repairs and water tank construction.