Precious and her husband lived in an urban area of Zimbabwe with easy access to water. They could drink fresh water from a tap, have showers, and flush toilets. Unfortunately, economic instability forced them to move to a rural village. They became farmers and faced many challenges in finding safe water.
When Precious, her husband and their one-year-old child arrived at their new home, they built shelters, started growing their food and raised animals. They walked long distances under the scorching sun to collect water from hand-dug wells. They struggled to find water during the seasons of drought.
The water source was unsafe. This was a cause for worry and further embarrassment for Precious. “I have been living here for two years now, but I have been hesitant to invite my mother to visit as I feared that she would be distressed with the source and condition of my drinking water,” she said.
Precious and her family needed a reliable, safe, reliable water source close to their home.
Their prayers for water were finally answered. Our Relief and Development partner, Showers of Blessing, drilled a borehole in their village.
Boniface Mpofu, Showers of Blessing Director, happily shared, “December 5, 2023, will always be a memorable date for Precious. Showers of Blessing delivered the precious gift of water to her village!”
This precious gift of water arrived for the family in time for Christmas.
Overjoyed, Precious invited her mother to visit and celebrate the holiday. “As soon as the pump is installed, I will make sure she visits me,” Precious had said.
Showers of Blessing donated six new boreholes to different communities in 2023. Thanks to your support and through initiatives like Safe Water September, Precious’s village is one of the many communities to receive the life-changing gift of safe water close to home.
Showers of Blessing Trust's (OSBT) project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).