Chad is a very, very poor country where many basic things we take for granted in developed countries are just missing. Access to potable water is one of them. Our NGO, IDO works on this by helping villages maintain the water wells they have: today in Southern Chad where we work, two third of the water wells are down because of a basic lack of maintenance. A second very important need is good maps: the maps that exist today date from the 1960ís, and the country has grown very significantly since then. Planet Action, buy donating SPOT images and the ARCMAP software has allowed IDO to create accurate, modern maps where the location of the villages and the water wells are clearly indicated, allowing us to reach them much more easily. Thank you!