Mansa, 13 January, 2022 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Chimese village in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese have year-round access to clean water thanks to members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who have drilled a borehole in the region.
Besides the borehole whose drilling was funded by the U.S development arm of the SDB, Salesian Missions, the missionaries have also erected a 22-foot-high water tank stand, installed a solar pump, and set up a water reticulation network.
The newly established clean water project is part of the Salesian Clean Water Initiative.
“Most families own a shallow well that dries up each October to January. The new water project drilled a hole deep enough to provide water year-round,” SDB officials say in a Tuesday, January 11 report.
The SDB officials say the borehole, which has been drilled at St. James Chimese Parish of Mansa Diocese will also be used by the people of God from 15 other surrounding villages.