How it Began
Residents of Aramta do not have access to clean water due to pollution as well as water mismanagement. This is now also affecting the existence and availability of natural spring water. Pollution resulting from water mismanagement is mainly caused by household-produced waste reaching underground water resevoirs. As a result, thousands of families, specifically farmers, refrain from using it since polluted water will induce yield loss. This leaves them with no other option but to purchase additional water from their limited income.
How it Worked
The project provided filtered and treated water for locals to keep the natural water reservoirs in the village from contaminating.
In Lebanon, natural clean spring water was commonly found and accessible to everyone in so many villages. This blessing has been lost in Aramta following the pollution of Al-Saha spring which was traditionally the main source of potable water in the village.
In July 2012, Live Lebanon’s intervention was essential in order to save the underprivileged inhabitants of Aramta and make potable water accessible to them once again by installing a fully-functional filtration system for the entire village.
“We are so grateful for the clean drinking water. It has been polluted for so long, but thanks to Live Lebanon, now we have drinking water again in our homes”
Over 5,000 farmers and their families who had to endure the unbearable financial burden of buying bottled water were desperate for a new source of free clean water. Through the implementation of this project, Live Lebanon has helped the village avoid health and environmental problems that were also a direct consequence of the pollution of natural water sources. This project would not have been possible without the generous contribution of Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Mohamad Khashab whose contribution made the lives of the farmers easier through the transparent platform of Live Lebanon.