Rain harvesting cistern, our innovation vs thirst
The Yemen's donors count SFD a house of innovation and engine of solutions at conflict time. The rainwater harvesting cistern is a locally inherited and SFD-developed product which if scaled up will trigger a significant leap towards self-sufficiency in the water-stressed Yemen. We also have linked the cistern building to the cash-for-work mechanism in order to achieve a greater benefit in providing employment and training in building skills. The inclusion of communities in implementing our activities (CfW, self-help initiatives, agriculture and SMEs development,..etc) implies their preference to participate in the design, implementation and ownership of their services rather than being negative recipients in Yemen.