2009 DAC in cooperation with the Danish newspaper Politiken made a fund raising: 'Vand mod krig' (Water agains war).
During the fund raising campaign nearly 1.00.000 DKK were collected and 30 wells were established with hand- or electric pumps and one solar powered pumo. In each village one person was trained to maintain the new well and pump.
The wells were established in the rural districts Gozarah og Pashtoon Zarghoon in the Herat province - in villages without access to pure drinking water.
Read the editorial about the campaing from Politiken here and subsequent articles by Anders Jerichow here and of Keld Broksøe here.
This is why pure drinking water is important:
Afghanistan is one of the countries with highest child mortality which is due to among other diarrhoea and tuberculosis. The diseases often originates from the fact that the poor rural population does not have access to pure drinking water and must walk for hours to fetch the precious drops.