WATER/IRRIGATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

Nooristan Foundation implemented the construction of five water projects in various regions of Afghanistan.

Chaman Hoozoory Wells:  Two wells were constructed in Chaman Hoozoory, a densely populated area of Kabul, providing safe drinking water for the surrounding neighborhood.  One well was in close proximity to a large portion of refugees living in tents that would not have access to clean water otherwise.  In addition to providing drinking water to approximately 4,500 residents, the wells are also used by young Afghans who played soccer in the adjacent soccer field.  A small quantity of water is also used to maintain the playing fields. 

Istalif Well:  Istalif is a village located approximately 50 miles north of Kabul and was damaged heavily during the Taliban era.  The well provides clean drinking water for among the approximately 1,500 inhabitants, including 250 children.

Nilaw Water Supply:  Nooristan Foundation provided the materials (e.g. pipes) for building a water supply fed from a spring for the village of Nilaw, located in western Nooristan.  The water supply is near the site of a future school for both boys and girls.  In addition, two villages, totaling approximately 17,000 residents, nearby the school will also benefit from the water supply.

Paprok Irrigation:  Located in the eastern portion of Nooristan, this small irrigation project, which in addition to providing safe drinking water, provides water for farming for approximately 1,000 people.  The project was community based (i.e. the project was designed and funded by contributions from community members).  Nooristan Foundation assisted in the implementation of the project by purchasing and transporting the cement needed for the project to the site. 

Frashghan Irrigation:  Frashghan is a remote village located in the province of Laghman, bordering to the south of Nooristan.  The economically depressed village had no access to water for irrigation.  Nooristan Foundation initiated implementation by providing materials for the community to begin building irrigation canals to help increase crop production.