08 Jul Clean Water Project for the Mkhombo Community
We are collecting donations to help bring clean drinking water to Pelisa’s community back home in Zimbabwe! Pelisa comes from a small rural village of 27 homes called Mkhombo, Midlands province. Her community’s 45-year-old well, which supplied water to 9 families, dried up last year. And this has left Pelisa’s parents, her children, and the rest of the village without local water. Her two sons has been traveling 8kms twice a day to fetch water for their community since March.
Pelisa has been working to save up enough money to have a new well drilled for her village. She was able to send home $4,000 USD earlier this year, which helped her community to drill a borehole and install a pump for clean water. Now, she hopes to send additional $4,000 USD so they can drill another borehole and install a water pump for the other side of their community.
Pelisa says, “They’re OK without electricity, and some without enough food, they do share the little they get. But when they have to fetch water from so far away, they are at risk of it infecting them with Cholera and Typhoid.”