• Image of Water Cart for an Afar family
  • Image of Water Cart for an Afar family
  • Image of Water Cart for an Afar family
  • Image of Water Cart for an Afar family

In the Afar region of Ethiopia, the daily collection of water is an arduous necessity. Over the past decade, Barefoot Initiative have introduced water carts to the Afar community.

The carts were designed in close consultation with community members and over the years certain design aspects have been re-evaluated to ensure strength, stability, functionality and longevity.

Today, the water carts remain highly valuable to the community. Women and children without a water cart make 6 trips a day to collect water for their houshold, however make only 2 trips a day with a water cart.

You can support the Afar community by purchasing a water cart. The Silk Road will ensure that your purchase goes directly to Barefoot Initiative's water cart program. We thank you for your support .

You can also choose the option to receive a blank thankyou card for yourself or if you have purchased a water cart on behalf of someone you wish to 'gift' this purchase to. These cards feature scenes from the Afar region by New York based fine art photographer and Barefoot Initiative board member, Anna Fawcus.

If you would like to learn more about the work of the Australian NGO Barefoot Initiative, the Afar people and how you can further support this highly respected organisation, please visit www.barefootinitiative.org