Our Realizations

“Belgian Lawyers for Africa – It’s Legal to Care!” lays great emphasis on two essentials of life: food and water.

 

Statistics show that food security and water availability remain the major obstacles in Africa.

Thanks to our successful fundraiser of 2019 we could make a significant impact. We would like to thank "The Butterfly Tree" for their help in coordinating our projects.

 

An important cornerstone of our project is to provide the people with long-lasting and sustainable solutions. Our first focus was to provide people with access to clean water. With your support and with special thanks to EY Law, who provided for one personalized well, we managed to install 3 boreholes in total. These sources will provide many schools, farmers and families with access to water for up to 20 years.

The Borehole Program

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To provide reliable sources of clean water, boreholes are drilled where distress is greatest. Pipes and casing are installed more than 50 meters deep to ensure water supplies, irrespective of the weather conditions. The wells are sealed by a concrete cover to avoid any contamination. To boost the local economy, we only work with local drilling companies and workforces.

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The newly acquired access to water is the foundation of the road to self-sufficiency. The boreholes will be able to limit the impact of dry spells, and the people surrounding the wells can take charge over their own food production. The boreholes can also be used for drinking water, irrigation and sanitary purposes.

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Special thanks to our first Platinum Sponsor: EY Law!

The Agricultural Program

With the newly constructed water wells, the surrounding areas are able to move away from rain-fed agriculture. We provided seeds and fertilizers that, in combination with the irrigation of the boreholes, provided food during the dry season.

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Via the method of seed saving, the initial harvest will also serve as the basis of the next season. The crops, in turn, deliver reproductive materials that will be sown in the subsequent cycle. The result is a continuous food production. This is particularly relevant for maize and other vegetables that must allow for a balanced diet.

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For some people the need of food was so urgent that waiting for another harvest was not possible. We provided such people and schools in the most remote areas with short-term food.

In total we provided 15 schools with seeds and fertilizers and delivered over 3000kg of maize flour to the most remote areas.

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