Rundu, 16 March, 2022 / 4:24 pm (ACI Africa).
The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated clean water supply to at least 250 dwellers of Ngwa-ngwa village in Namibia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu.
Through the “Clean Water Initiative”, SDB members at the Catholic Diocese have been able to “provide a new borewell and water tank to supply fresh drinking water.”
In a Monday, March 14 report, Salesian Missions officials say Ngwa-ngwa village, which is home to at least 250 people, has erratic shortages of water.
“The only water source is a small river that runs during the rainy season and dries up in summer. During summer, people survive on water from unsafe holes and small wells, causing many to become sick,” they say in the March 14 report, and add, “The COVID-19 pandemic has also created a demand for improved hygiene.”
“In order to address these water challenges, donor funding was used for a solar-powered borewell and a 10,000-liter tank (2,641 gallons)," officials of the Salesian entity say.