Project Launch: 12-17-18
Kalima Village faces drinking water problems due to excessive salt from the groundwater sources currently used. The community is ringed by the Shire River, the biggest freshwater river in the country, which is highly infested with crocodiles that have killed people when collecting river water. Because of the crocodiles, people opt to use the two saline boreholes, which are often congested. Next to the community is a channel, which is used to divert water for irrigation purposes to a commercial sugarcane estate. The estate managers have so far allowed the community to also receive water from their pumping point.
This project aims to address these challenges by filtering the canal water and erecting water points, to act as new sources of water. This will ease travel time and help women free up time to participate in income-generating activities. The treated water will also allow community members to have clean water free from contamination.