Accelerated construction of three boreholes. Made possible by the AFAS Foundation.
The village of Mgadla is located in the Matobo district in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. The nearly 1,000 villagers live in a wide area. That is why during our last visit we had not one, but two ‘water surveys’ done for this village. During the lockdown, we managed to get permission to drill for water. This was achieved thanks to the support of the Member of Parliament for the district and the chairman of the district council.
However, the first borehole on April 10 was dry, at a depth of 60 meters. A great disappointment. The second borehole on April 25 was exceptionally good: 30,000 liters of water per hour! A great boost for the villagers.
The third drilling will follow late April in the village of Maraposa.