People of Mwangata Village, Traditional Authority Somba in Blantyre, have ended a two-year water struggle following support from Hindu Social Group Blantyre who rehabilitated a borehole in the area.
In an interview, group village head Mwangata said they were struggling to access clean water since the borehole broke down in 2019.
“This forced people to drink water from streams, which put people’s lives at risk of contracting waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea,” he said.
The group’s member, Satish Kumar, said they provided K2 million for the rehabilitation project as part of their initiative of addressing water and sanitation problems in Blantyre Rural.
“As you know, water is life. So, we could not just stand by and watch our brothers and sisters struggle to access clean water,” he said.
Tonse Blantyre Youth Association chairperson Mphatso Chaluluka, whose organisation provided logistical support, said they were pleased that their dream of providing potable water to the community had come true.