2020 News

The Great Gift of a Water Tank

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Water is happiness and harmony in Baravet Village on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Rosa used to walk a long way down the hill each day for water – no simple task with a baby and toddler in tow. Now she gets clean water via a short walk to the new reserve tank.

The people of Baravet chose the upgrading of the water supply as their community project because the existing water tank was tiny. There were only a few water points around the village giving a weak flow of brown, rusty water. People waited a long time for water, and sometimes the taps did not work. There were arguments about maintenance and some people went back to collecting water from streams. It was not a healthy situation.

Rosa noticed the cooperative spirit of all the villagers as they worked together on the water project. Men laid pipes while women provided food. The new pipes now provide clean water to many vulnerable households. People have taken on responsibility for the care of their water points. With water for all now, there are few complaints in the community.

Rosa enjoys more time at home and in her garden since having a water tank nearby. When you purchase the Great Gift of a Water Tank, people like Rosa and her community can access water storage and clean, convenient water.

'Vanuatu Partnership Community Project – Churches of Christ Conference in Vanuatu (CCCV)' is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).


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