By Shorai Murwira
World Vision Zimbabwe has made strides in helping communities and vulnerable children to access safe water.
In a statement, World Vision Zimbabwe said, “Although thousands of vulnerable children and poor families are still in need of safe and clean water as communities in Zimbabwe continue to experience the impacts of climate in addition to the aftershocks of COVID-19.”
“Though there has been a significant increase in the number of children and families accessing safe water in Zimbabwe, many more vulnerable children remain in need.”
“Together, we have made water available in sufficient quantities transforming communities and contributing to their health, education as well as economic benefits.”
World Vision Zimbabwe WASH Technical Advisor, Morris Chidavaenzi said, “We are grateful to our local and international partners.”
“Together, we have accelerated access to water and hygiene enabling facilities. “Together we have leveraged our resources and demonstrated sustainable impact whilst deepening and extending our reach to the most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.”
Dorothy Manjokoto, a water point committee member in the Chiramba village of Chimanimani recalls how women and children used to travel long distances in search of water for home use.
She thanked the organisation for bringing taps, solar powered water systems and water points closer to their homes.
“We literally leave the drip system watering our gardens while we focus on the children at home,” said Manjokoto.
” The cattle dip is filled in minutes because the tap is right there and I can carry my own water for my household chores without bothering my young children because it is now so near.”