Recently we shared a borehole being repaired at Chazoli village and today we’d like to introduce you to Menoza and some of her neighbours to understand why this maintenance project is so important to them.
Menoza (second from the right in the video) lives with one of her grandchildren and when the borehole was working, they would walk together the one kilometre to fetch water.
She said, “Three times a day I would go to the borehole and collect water. When the borehole broke, many of my neighbours decided to just fetch water from the lake but I didn’t want to risk us drinking untreated water. Instead, I would walk three kilometres each way to fetch clean water.”
Menoza did that six kilometre round-trip journey three times a day for around a year so you can imagine her delight, and that of her neighbours, when the maintenance team arrived to get to work on their village borehole.
The borehole repair only took one hour!
A donation of £100 can repair a broken borehole – why not gift a repair in someone’s name this Christmas? Visit https://rippleafrica.org/christmas-gifts/