Izgouren and Ilguiloda are home to around 370 people. Being one of the poorest villages in the region, they are in great need for water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as farming.To meet their water needs, they have to walk several kilometres each day. Engineers Without Boarders had identified a solution by constructing water tanks that are fed by a well and supply the water through pipes when and where needed.
Ait Bayoud is a series of villages and one of the most remote communities in Morocco. Izgouren and Ilguiloda are poorest ones, which are home to around 370 people. In addition to needing water for drinking, cooking and washing, these communities support themselves through subsistence farming. Reliable access to water is simply essential to maintain their livelihoods. To meet their water needs, women and children had to walk several kilometres to the nearest spring, often multiple times a day which meant children could often not attend school.
The Columbia University team of Engineers Without Borders supports community-driven development programmes, by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects. Their team of around 20 engineers had identified a solution to the water supply issue in these two villages by constructing water tanks that are fed by a well and supply the water through pipes when and where needed.