Mutela, Namuno, Mozambique
Mozambique is an East African country of 27 million people, known for its beautiful coastline and swaying palm trees. However, Mozambique also has one of the lowest rates of water and sanitation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. Around 60% of rural communities do not have access to clean water. Drop4drop have undertaken an extensive restoration scheme, fixing broken bore-wells and empowering communities to manage and maintain their projects locally and effectively.
Rosinha is a mother of 7 children and her family has 9 members. She and her husband own a small plot which they farm and rely on for food production. She sadly remembers her bitter experience of walking more than 5km to fetch water from a dirty stream. To ensure that her family had a minimum quantity of water for daily use, she was forced to make 5 trips a day to and from the river. A majority of her days were consumed by fetching water, but not anymore. Since the well was repaired almost 3 months ago, Rosinha has been able to give more attention to her children and also help her husband with their farm. “I can enjoy my time with the kids and spend some time supporting my husband in the field”, she said.
“I whole-heartedly say thank you to those who financed the repair of our well”, Rosinha added. – Rosinha Simao