NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY MEDICINE
Andrea, 2, needs constant medication because of her very poor kidney health. Her father works on a daily basis, when he ﬁnds a job. Usually he is asked to do jobs in construction sites, in the rural areas. He is getting for his job 6 Sterling Pounds per day, when he has job to do. That is less than the costs of the medicine that the little girl needs. In addition to the health situation, the severe drought has also affected their lives. The corn they cropped was too little quantity, not enough to feed their pig until Christmas.
In their village, out of 60 wells, just 3 or 4 have water. So the locals needed help from the Government, who has sent them lorries of water. And this village is not the only one. Most of the villages face severe drought, and the locals barely have water for the animals – they get the potable water from the city. A temporary solution, that could help the peple for a few years, would be to dig very deep wells – not with the traditional tools, but with powerful tools that could
reach very deep depths.
WATER TANKS NEEDED
An other solution, not as effective though as the deep wells, would be to buy the rural people 1,000 litres tanks, so that they could collect the rain water, or from the streams – while they have water. A tank’s price is about 100 Sterling Pounds.
MORE ABOUT ANDREA
Coming back to Andrea… Her parents’ home would need serious improvement, and we would recommend it to all the teams that would come to Iasi to work. The home would need an extension of 6 metres by 5 metres, with real and strong concrete foundations and brick walls. Their home now is made of mudbricks – in best case.