#BuildSomethingNice - Providing Access to Clean Water for People of Pulau Banggi
THE VILLAGERS on the Banggi Island has
to travel hours to get clean water and when they could not, they rely on
rainwater, dried up streams and wells contaminated by dead rats that were also
looking for water. But things can change with #BuildSomethingNice. You can be
part of this project to build a water supply system and solve the issue once
and for all.
#BuildSomethingNice Initiative for Gravity-Fed Water Supply
This year, #SaySomethingNice will
continue its fundraising initiative from last year called #BuildSomethingNice -
to build and maintain a gravity-fed water supply system on Banggi Island, specifically
at Kampung Palak and its five surrounding villages. This project will benefit
at least 1,000 villagers in the area.
The funds collected will be channelled
to Beyond Pitas and Kupi-Kupi FM, an NGO and a radio station both based in
Sabah respectively who brought the #BanggiWaterCrisis into the limelight. We
are looking for more contribution to help bring clean water to the villagers.
Refer to the poster below for more information.
forward, a water catchment area on a hilltop is going to be reinforced and
expanded. Inlet tubing will also be increased from 2 inches to 4 inches to
ensure enough water pressure. A concrete reservoir that would store 2,400
gallons of water will be built. The remaining 3.5km poly pipes will be
installed which will run straight to the centre of the village.
Background on Pulau Banggi
Situated some 40km northeast of Kudat,
Pulau Banggi is the largest island in Malaysia. It can be reached by ferry in
two hours and one hour by speed boat. An estimated of 20,000 people live on the
island in some 50 villages in total. The Banggi people are Sabah’s smallest
indigenous group and they speak a unique non-Bornean dialect.
us #BuildSomethingNice and bring water to the people of Banggi.