Water

the most precious resource in the hinterland

WATER: THE MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE IN THE HINTERLAND

The lack of water is a secular problem in the Brazilian northeastern hinterland. The villages assisted by the Amigos do Bem are concentrated in the Polygon of Droughts on Brazilian Northeast, a region that suffers the most from the drought. To reduce the suffering of thousands of families and provide access to drinking water, we drill artesian wells, build cisterns and take water trucks to the most remote communities, so that thousands of people do not have to walk miles in search of water.

747 million

liters of water are distributed per year

40

artesian wells were drilled

123

cisterns were built

ARTESIAN WELL

To lessen the effects of drought, we invested in drilling and maintaining artesian wells. They provide a better quality of life for families who suffer from thirst.

Cistern

We built cisterns to store drinking water and benefit thousands of people who once walked miles under the scorching sun in search of water.

WATER TRUCK

We take thousands of water trucks to the farthest villages to alleviate the suffering of the population that does not have access to basic resources, such as water.

Water Canalization

In 2009, we achieved one of our greatest goals: water canalization in Torrões (AL), a region which suffered from extreme drought for centuries.

Help us to bring water to those who need it most