A new campaign named “Water for Rojava” has been launched two weeks ago aiming at rising funds to help women’s co-operatives and democratic local municipalities in Rojava and other parts of North-East Syria.
The Solidarity Economy Association works with Aborîya Jin (Women’s Economy) in Northern and Eastern Syria, the non-profit NGO Un Ponte Per (Italy), the UK registered charity Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê (Kurdish Red Crescent), Roots for Change (Switzerland) and the Save the Tigris campaign and has launched the “Water for Rojava” campaign which will raise £100,000 for the water infrastructure in north-east Syria. A small private foundation in the UK, which has previously supported projects in the region, has agreed to make an offer for additional match funding to get the project off the ground: It will donate one pound for each of the first 50,000 pounds raised. This means that only £50,000 needs to be collected to reach the £100,000 target.
The fund will help women’s cooperatives and democratic communities in Rojava with projects such as repairing infrastructure damaged by bombing. The money will also be used to dig wells and build water pumps in refugee camps and to finance long-term projects such as cooperative agricultural irrigation systems and river cleaning initiatives.
See for more information, the video of the campaign and donate here: