Maputo, 16 May, 2020 / 1:58 am (ACI Africa).
To facilitate access to safe and readily available water to hundreds of residents at a Maputo community in Mozambique, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Salesian Missions has funded the digging of a borewell through the “Clean Water Initiative.”
Through the funding, Salesian Missionaries in Luís Cabral neighborhood of Maputo have finished the first phase of the water project, which involved identifying a suitable water source, demarcation of the area, drilling and opening of a borewell, and water pressure tests.
“The need for a borewell and new water source for the Salesian community is due to the high cost of water,” the leadership of Salesian Missions wrote in a statement shared with ACI Africa May 13 referencing the water supplied by the national network FIPAG (Investment Fund and Heritage of Water Supply).
“FIPAG also faces water supply capacity problems and has not been able to meet the demand for water. There are several restrictions and breaks in the supply that sometimes last a week. This makes it extremely difficult to run an educational institution with so many students,” Salesian Missions U.S. Media Representative, Hannah Gregory has stated in the report.
The Salesian community in Luis Cabral is home to the Salesian coordination house, which is the headquarters of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Southern African nation.