Did you expect it to have such an impact? "In my head possibly yes, when the project was designed, there were ideas and goals, but it was all on paper. Then to see things gradually becoming real was exciting”. Ana Patricio, Eni coordinator of sustainability programmes in Angola, talking about excavations and wells. Which is normal for an energy company. This time, however, she’s talking about water. Something badly needed in much of Africa. And that, especially in certain areas, such as the southwest of the former Portuguese colony, is an acute emergency and a heavy burden on many aspects of people's lives.
SDG number 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, which advocates access to drinking water, is one of the most cross-cutting. It touches on everything, health and agriculture, education and the fight against poverty… And in these places you can see that all too well. As you look around, you immediately understand why it is worth starting here, a short journey that can help people understand many things. About Africa, about water and much more.