A Lloydminster dentist is working to bring drinking water to Nicaraguan communities through a new charity project.
Nekky Jamal has started the project – named Quench – after seeing the lack of drinking water during a charity dental trip to the country. The initiative drills wells in communities, and forms a committee to collect nominal user fees from residents, to cover any future maintenance costs. The government then builds trenches and supplies pipes for the water to reach the users’ houses, so that they don’t have to travel to get drinking water.
Jamal is working with the support of the Border City Rotary Club, Change for Children, and Nicaraguan organization Centro Humboldt. His goal is to drill 6 wells by the end of the year.
To donate to the project, go to Jamal’s office at the Wayside Dental Centre, or visit the project’s website, at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/quench/.