Rehabilitation Geedisooy Water catchment(DAM)
Geedisooy is a village located 10km west of Qansahdhere town. It is mainly inhabited by agro-pastoral people who mainly grow vegetables and rare animals. The village is the home of approximately 150-250 Households. Geedisooy under the Qansaxdheere district administration. The small village used to have a nearby dam where residents accessed just water and never thought about clean and safe drinking. The dam drowned and was destroyed by the continuous drought in the region.
Bounded by security issues, the residents face a great challenge in travelling to the nearby villages to find water as security risk is high in the area. Currently, they get water from far towns at a higher place which they are not contented with.
Shaqodoon and ADRA with SOMReP partners under the South west state drought recover project in response to this pressing issue, Mobilized the residents of Qansahdhere and brought together the village residents, district administration to discuss and explore ways to get out of such an extreme situation. After discussions sessions it was formed project committees to do the fundraising campaign of the crowd funding projects and opened community accounts from Salaam and Dahabshiil Bank. The project committee with the help of Shaqodoon Conducted mobilization gathering to raise contributions from Local and diaspora communities of south west state.
Geedisooy community strongly rehabilitation of the only available water source in the village. The rehabilitation process cost 25,000 dollars. Thanks to Somali Resilience Program (SomRep) for providing a matching fund of 12,500 USD. The community raised $3,564.
Finally ADRA rehabilitated the dam and increased the size to catch more water as the rainy season is approaching and carry out de-silting, removed the earthy materials, such as sand and mud, plants, rubbish from the beds and inside of the dam.