Posted by: toobeeman | January 2, 2014

Maseysini Borehole Project – Swaziland

By chief – Posted on 25 April 2013

Maseysini  Borehole Project - SwazilandFrom:

Ndima Homestead, Maseysini Community, Shiselweni Region, Swaziland

Community Description
Maseysini is located on the main road between Mahamba and Nhlangano. The area of the community this project will affect is a close-knit section on top of a hill.

The nearest water source for this area of the community is in the garden, fifteen to twenty minutes away. The water source is small hole made dirty by cows, and people frequently get sick from the water. The homesteads in the area collect water daily, but rarely garden or keep animals because of the labor required to obtain water for these projects.

Project Description
This project is to drill a borehole in Maseysini.

The project will be implemented under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Lauren Cuddy Egbert.

Maseysini  Borehole Project - SwazilandThe work will be done by the most reliable drilling company in Swaziland, Manzi Drilling.

The borehole will be placed on the homestead of the Ndima family, headed by Make Angelina Ndima who is a primary school teacher and a resource for many families in the community. (It is not possible to put the borehole on communal land because the costs of electricity and maintenance cannot be undertaken by the community at large.)

The Ndima family will run the borehole on their electricity and charge each homestead 15 emalangeni a month (about 1.50 USD) to access the tap. This small fee will cover the electricity costs of running the borehole. Because this water source will be privately run, the family will be able to set aside money for electricity and maintenance.

Project Impact
The borehole will be used by at least ten homesteads, and will benefit upwards of seventy people.

This is an important project for the community. It utilizes the appropriate technology under the circumstances, and provides a solution for sustainability within the means of the participating families.

The major portion of the funding for this project has come from a $500 contribution from CannedWater4Kids, Sussex, WI, USA.

We are still seeking donations for the remainder. To contribute for the project, please click on the Donate button below.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects in Swaziland.

Maseysini  Borehole Project - Swaziland    Maseysini  Borehole Project - Swaziland



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