500 of these ‘limited edition’ DOLCE scarves worn around the world build a clean water well for the village of Coloc Gak.
In the village of Coloc Gak, getting a drink of water can be a life or death experience. For many years the community relied on an old hand-dug well for their water. The tremendous depth and instability of the well made it a hazard, especially for the women and children who used it daily. Although it was dangerous, the water at Coloc Gak was plentiful and residents had no other alternative for clean water. Unfortunately a young girl was recently attempting to collect water when she slipped and fell to her death. Since the accident, residents of Coloc Gak no longer use this hazardous well and the village is deteriorating as a result. The land has already demonstrated that there is more than enough water to help the people of Coloc Gak thrive. A hand pump will allow them to access it safely.
Each scarf is packaged with tags and material about the Obakki Foundation’s programs for clean water and information about the community that benefits from your purchase.
As you wear this scarf, remember its greater purpose.
Thanks to your support, this village will have access to clean water.
65% rayon | 35% modal
Dimensions – 130 cm x 130 cm
Hand-wash in warm water and lay flat to dry.
About the Obakki Foundation:
The Obakki Foundation works in South Sudan, Uganda and Cameroon and focuses on pillars of development including clean water, education, agriculture, women’s initiatives, vocational training and medical care. The Obakki Foundation has drilled 1,000 water wells in South Sudan, bringing clean water to over 2 million people. In Cameroon, Treana has supported various orphanages and created 12 schools, including vocational programs and farming projects, giving thousands of young students an opportunity to reach their potential. In Bidi Bidi, the world’s largest refugee camp in Uganda, we are working to transition it from a crisis settlement to a sustainable city, with projects focusing on clean water, education, women’s initiatives and other basic needs.