Many areas in Embangweni have similar problems with no access to clean water. It is a huge relief for the people of Gangala to have their own clean water supply. Many of the challenges they face will be reduced they believe. There are some wells in the area already but they are not covered. These wells are incredibly dangerous and have claimed the lives of some children in the past. They are committed to growing more trees in the area with the seeds provided.
Throughout the country, millions of people are forced to risk their own health as well as their families due to not having a reliable and safe water source to drink from. The real danger of contracting nasty illnesses and even catching life-threatening diseases from uncovered wells is something drop4drop projects aim to eradicate.
This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.