The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a land rich with water, with dozens of rivers flowing through the rich mountainous terrain. But access to life’s most precious resource is an ongoing problem for more than 200 villages in Artsakh.
With no water infrastructure in place, village residents are forced to manually trek to rivers, lakes or reservoirs to collect their water in small tanks and containers to use for laundry, cooking, washing, drinking and irrigating.
Unfortunately, the unpurified water often causes diseases in these villages. Without a constant supply of clean, reliable water, maintaining a healthy, large family–let alone a village–is difficult to say the least.