Al-Imdaad Foundation
18 May 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation continues to address drought and water scarcity situation by drilling boreholes and installing Jojo tanks in areas affected by water shortages and poor access to reliable water

New Borehole in rural Engunjwini

17 Apr 2018

Al-Imdaad Foundation drilled a new borehole at a Crèche in the rural Engunjwini area outside Vryheid. The borehole will benefit both the learners at the Crèche and the wider local community in an area that was badly affected by recent droughts. In order to limit costs to the struggling community, this borehole was installed with a solar powered pump which will be both sustainable and cost effective in the long run.

Jojo tanks installed in Betshwana

29 Jun 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation teams in the Eastern Cape have been installing rainwater collection Jojo tanks at schools and public facilities in the province in an effort to promote sustainable water harvesting practices and combat water scarcity. Some of the facilities that have recently benefitted from this project have been the Betshwana Community Hall, Betshwana Primary School and Mbizweni Primary School. A total of 6 Jojo tanks were installed across the three facilities which all service the community of Betshwana Location in Mount Ayliff.

Water Distributions in Matjiesfontein

19 May 2017

In response to the drought and water scarcity that has gripped parts of the Western Cape recently, the Al-Imdaad Foundation has been responding with small interventions. As part of this team distributed bottled water in the small Karoo settlement of Matjiesfontein which has been badly affected.

Latest borehole strikes water in Indaka

08 Mar 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation borehole in the Kwaludimbi Area in Indaka is the latest in our drought relief boreholes established to assist communities facing water scarcities. The borehole is the first of two that were committed to be established in the deeply rural area where most households are forced to rely on open water sources, rain tanks and water- tanker deliveries. The new borehole will benefit school children in the area as well as the local community.

Estcourt Borehole serves community

23 Feb 2017

Estcourt borehole in the Fordeville area now serves as a backup supply for residents facing regular shortages. Inconvenience caused by regular water shortages prompted the Al-Imdaad Foundation to drill a borehole that will allow residents to fill their own vessels in the event of cut-offs.

Al-Imdaad Foundation partners with Al-Barakah to establish borehole

22 Feb 2017

On 23rd February 2016, the Al-Imdaad Foundation, partnered with Al-Baraka Bank to establish a borehole for the disadvantaged Eqhweni Combined School in the rural Loskop area. The school had previously had no regular water supply making sanitation extremely difficult for the learners in attendance. The new borehole has been a great benefit not only to the students but also to the local communities who have been provided with taps outside the school property.

Colenso Masjid Borehole

08 Jan 2017

In early January, the Al-Imdaad Foundation established a new borehole on the property of the Colenso Masjid in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The borehole will service the needs of congregants as well as those of the surrounding community through special taps installed outside of the Mosque.

Boreholes in Umkhanyakude serving hundreds

06 Sep 2016

Al-Imdaad Foundation’s boreholes in the severely drought affected Umhlabuyalingana Municipality in KZN’s UMkhanyakude district have brought relief to hundreds of beneficiaries. The four boreholes, three of which were generously sponsored by our Turkish partner’s iHH, are now supplying water daily to hundreds of community members in an area that last saw flowing water in taps in 2007. Before the boreholes, people would have to walk for long distances to wait in long lines at hand dug wells or rely on erratic tanker services. Now the community members are greatly appreciative of the running water available near their homes.

Zululand boreholes serving the community

06 Sep 2016

Al-Imdaad Foundation’s drought relief boreholes in Zululand District in KZN are vital in serving the water needs of drought affected areas. The boreholes are all complete and supply filtered, ready to drink water to schools and communities. The five Zululand boreholes, established in partnership with Operation Hydrate, are all located on school premises thereby serving the needs of schools and the communities that surround them. Each borehole has two outside taps that are opened for community use at agreed upon times of the day to allow them to meet their needs. In many of the areas, the boreholes are the only permanent water supply for communities that are otherwise forced to buy or rely on erratic tanker deliveries. The boreholes are located in the following areas: • Phophomeni Combined School in KwaCeza, Ulundi Municipality • Mhlabatini Primary School in Sishwili, Ulundi Municipality • Kwabhanya Secondary School in Kwabhanya Township, Vryheid • Makulumane Primary School in Ward 15, Nongoma • Mthingana High School in Mahloni area, Paulpietersburg

Zululand Boreholes with Operation Hydrate

09 Mar 2016

Al-Imdaad Foundation is currently implementing a series of five drought relief boreholes in partnership with Operation Hydrate in the badly affected Zululand District Municipality. As of the tenth of March 2016, four out of the five boreholes have been drilled with pump and plumbing facilities having been installed on two of the holes. All of the boreholes have been drilled on school properties and will provide solutions to critical water shortages faced by the students as well as the wider community.

Umhlabuyalingana Boreholes

22 Feb 2016

Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the office of the KZN Premier and Operation Sukuma Sakhe to implement four boreholes in drought affected areas of Umhlabuyalinga Local Municipality in Umkhanyakude District. Generous funding for this project was received from AL-Imdaad Foundation's Turkish partners, the iHH. Drilling on the first borehole started on February 23 2016 and was attended by a delegation from the office of the KZN Premier. Due to the nature of the sandy soil, specialised equipment needed to be used during the drilling phase. All five boreholes, in addition to Jojo installations and associated plumbing is expected to be completed towards the end of March 2016.

Zululand Water Distributions

15 Feb 2016

For two weeks toward the close of February 2016, the Al-Imdaad Foundation engaged in a series of bottled water distributions to schools and communities in drought affected areas in Vryheid and surrounding areas. More than 26 000 litres of water were distributed between 19 schools in the area and a further 70 000 litres were made available for distribution to members of the public. The area has been one of the worst affected by the drought with water cut-offs and restrictions persisting and the bottled water, which was distributed in 10ltr bottles was greatly appreciated.

SA Drought relief: Borehole Updates

07 Feb 2016

Thus far the Al-Imdaad Foundation has drilled eleven boreholes across the Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State with a further 5 boreholes coming up in the badly affected uMkhanyakude and Ulundi Districts of Northern KZN

Schools distributions with Deputy eThekwini Mayor

02 Feb 2016

On Wednesday, 3 February 2016 the Al-Imdaad Foundation, together with the eThekwini Deputy Mayor and poverty eradication programme Operation Sukuma Sakhe conducted distributions of 5 litre bottled water to 4 schools in the Waterloo and Seatide areas north of Durban. The bottled water was distributed at Waterloo Secondary, Waterloo Primary, Sibonginhlanhla Primary and Seatides Secondary schools where it will act as an emergency reserve supply to be used in the event of further cut-offs.

Drought Relief Updates: Eastern Cape

19 Jan 2016

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has informed the Provincial Disaster Management Committee (PDMC) that forty 5000L Jojo tanks are available to be erected in key locations. The foundation is also in negotiation with the PDMC and provincial department of health regarding the hiring of water tankers to service affected areas. Thus far 3 borehole projects have been completed in the Embizini location in Matatiele, in Harding and Mt Ayliff. A further borehole in the Port Elizabeth area is awaiting commencement.

Distribution in QwaQwa

15 Jan 2016

The most recent Al-Imdaad Foundation response took place QwaQwa on the 14th and 15th of January 2016. QwaQwa has been one of the worst affected regions where certain areas have been reliant on tanker services for up to six months. The recent record temperatures have dried out the Fika-Patso Dam to such a level that authorities have been unable to pump from it since the beginning of December. As this dam is responsible for more than 85% of QwaQwa’s water most areas have seen tapped water run dry for over a month. In response to the ongoing crisis in QwaQwa, Al-Imdaad Foundation teams from Northern KZN and Johannesburg offices were mobilised for an intensive two day water distribution campaign. During the campaign pure water was distributed in the QwaQwa townships of Naledi, Montsh Hlatseng, Tsheseng Phomolong, Sephurwaneng, Theosane, Bolata Ditwng and Tha Bosiu. Many residents of these areas struggle to obtain adequate water despite up to 32 tankers operating in the area and the intervention was most welcome.

Summary of Water Carrier distributions thus far

14 Jan 2016

Thus far the Al-Imdaad Foundation has made available 10L water carriers for distribution in various municipalities across KZN. These are given to municipal and disaster management authorities to distribute in areas of identified need. Some of the areas where distributions have occurred include: Amajuba District (300 carriers), uMzinyathi District (1000 carriers), uThukela District (1000 carriers) and Zululand District (1000 carriers). In addition 800 carriers were collected by the office of the premier and a further 890 collected by the provincial disaster management authorities (PDMC). The provincial authorities will distribute carriers to affected areas in uMgungundlovu, uMkhanyakude and other districts.

Borehole projects in the Eastern Cape

11 Jan 2016

The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Eastern Cape office is also in the process of initiating two borehole projects in vulnerable areas of the province. One of the projects will take place in Betshwana in Mount Ayliff which falls in the Umzimvubu Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape. The second project will take place near the town of Harding. Both boreholes will ensure a steady source of groundwater in the current environment of water scarcity.

4 boreholes upcoming in drought affected KZN

11 Jan 2016

The Al-Imdaad Foundation in partnership with iHH of Turkey and the office of the Premier will be implementing 4 borehole projects in the Mantungweni and uMhlabuyalingana areas which have been badly affected by the drought. These areas are in especially marginalised areas of the province that were identified by the office of the premier as some of the neediest locations. Through generous donations from Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Turkish partners the iHH we have been able to commit these 4 boreholes which will help address the water needs of the impoverished people in these areas.

Senekal Borehole

11 Jan 2016

Al-Imdaad Foundation teams are in the process of implementing a borehole project in the town of Senekal in the Free State. The town is one of the worst affected in the national water crisis thus far and has seen taps run dry as water in catchment sources has dried up due to the lack of rain and high temperatures. The borehole will help supplement the water the residents receive each day tanker delivery.

Drought Situation in the eastern cape

27 Dec 2015

The drought situation in the eastern cape has escalated and the Joe Gqabi district has been declared a disaster zone. Aliwal North, Mount Fletcher and 7 surrounding villages are also facing critical conditions. Over the holiday season many residents were reported as begging for water from holiday makers in the area. The agricultural outlook is also looking very bad with many farmers facing failed harvests due to the lack of rain.

Drought response in the Eastern Cape

27 Dec 2015

In response to the drought situation, the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s eastern cape office has worked in close cooperation with the local disaster authorities. They have made available an Al-Imdaad Foundation borehole to the disaster authorities to be used in conjunction with water tankers if necessary. Jojo tanks are also in storage and are ready to be deployed. In the meantime the team was able to distribute 1500 10L water carriers to affect areas and local authorities.

Water Container distribution with Minister Nomvula Mkonyane

14 Dec 2015

On Tuesday December 15th, the Al-Imdaad Foundation distributed water containers at an event in Mpofana Municipality. High profile figures at the event included National Minister for Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Ms. Nomvula Mkonyane, KZN Premier Mr Senzo Mchunu and District and Local Mayors. Al-Imdaad Foundation took the opportunity to distribute our 5L water carriers at the event to emphasise our commitment to combatting the water crisis in KZN.

Al-Imdaad Foundation Drought response Plan

07 Nov 2015

Due to the worsening of the drought situation in KZN and the country at large the Al-Imdaad Foundation has put out an emergency appeal to support our drought response programme. The programme will help alleviate suffering in affected communities where municipal water has become unavailable due to the drying up or critical lowering of water levels at key dams, rivers and water reservoirs. The programme will involve the drilling of boreholes and the distribution of borehole water via water tanker to affected communities in impoverished areas. Standing tanks will be installed in central locations to allow communities to fill their own water vessels. Families will also be given large water vessels to fill from the Jojo tanks for domestic consumption purposes. SUPPORT THIS PROGRAMME TODAY AND RESPOND TO THE DROUGHT FACED BY OUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN

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