For the last three years, people in Usbo village (40km east of Luuq town) have endured season after season of desperately sparse rainfall, draining their ability to cope with drought and perishing livestock. The most recent rains have been severely high, with disastrous consequences: damaged the nearby farms and salt gardens they used to harvest. The salt harvesting community drinks water from muddy puddles full of salt and sometimes have to walk to the river, nearly 20 km from their locality. It made them sick and caused their parents endless worry. In addition to this, the nearest tap water can be found Luuq, 4o km from this village resulting water to be brought at a higher price that they can’t avoid. Furthermore, many people moved from the village due to the scarcity of water. “We would go to the hospital and everyone would identify us as the people from Usbo. We were frequent customers there because of the salt and mud related diseases.” Says village head. The community had long discussed the possibilities of digging a water dam down the mountains to catch the rain water as the village is surrounded by mountains, however, couldn’t avoid as most of them were struggling with their daily family bread. When they heard about the DRC’s DIALOGUE initiative, many community members celebrated and saw it as a chance to realize their long term dream coming true. After a community gathering, they sought help from DIALOGUE project. The DIALOGUE project is a resource mobilization initiative by DRC that contributes 50% of the total cost of community and public project to create trust between Somali people and their government in the management of their own development The months of June and July, we invite you to join the community of Usbo on their journey to get a permanent water source, establish a permanent settlement and help families enjoy together.