GABUUN BOREHOLE: HELP SAVE AND SUSTAIN LIVES BY BUILDING THE FIRST BOREHOLE FOR GABUUN AND EIGHT OTHER SURROUNDING VILLAGES
By Daryeel Project with Guriel Community
Using a participatory community consultation process, Gabuun community prioritized the construction of the borehole in their area. This will address lack of access to water as well as prevent tensions resulting from competing communities over scarce and stretched water sources.
Gabuun is located south of the main town of Guriel District, Galmudug State and has an estimated population of five hundred households including the eight smaller neighbouring villages. They are pastoralist communities that mainly depend on livestock as their means of livelihood with no other major alternative. Lack of access to water is a major challenge that the community is facing. Commercial water tanks sell water for the domestic use, while the nearest borehole for their livestock is located 20 kilometers away from Gabuun. Sharing boreholes with other communities is one of the sources of local conflicts between rural pastoralists. In view of this, communities have identified fundraising for a borehole to have access to water to address their essential life-saving needs and to prevent tensions with other communities concerning water access.
Construction of the basic components of a functional borehole in Gabuun can be done through the matching grant activity under Daryeel project, which supplements the funds raised by the community at a set ratio. As the borehole will benefit eight other smaller villages, which requires collaboration across different groups, the matching grant ratio will be 1 to 3. The Community contribution expected is $20,000 with the project matching $60,000. Hence the total cost of the Gabuun borehole will be $80,000.
The Gabuun borehole was identified as a priority project through inclusive Community Based Planning (CBP) conducted in Guriel District in January 2022. This process was government-led, and community-owned bringing together representatives from different socioeconomic groups in the community to jointly assess their location including mapping resources, understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the community, and to identify the priorities of the community.
Thank you for contributing towards providing access to water for Gabuun communities and extended villages through construction of the first borehole in the community. This will benefit the whole Gabuun community and extended villages!