Corona prevention project in Hurungwe, Zimbabwe. Joint project of Mpilo Foundation and Wilde Ganzen.
This project, repairing water pumps and drilling boreholes focuses on rural villages in the district of Hurungwe, North Zimbabwe. Women have to walk up to 8 kilometers to get water. Sometimes there is a water hole or riverbed closer, but this surface water must be boiled before it can be drunk or used for food preparation.
At the scarce water pumps, the women come together and line up. They share pumps, wells, pools in riverbeds and the other limited water resources that may exist. The risk of transmission of the coronavirus in these locations is therefore high. Increasing the number of available water resources for a community increases access to safe water and reduces the risk of corona infection