People of Chimwaza Village, Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre were all smiles on Tuesday when a Hindu Social Group Blantyre through Tonse Blantyre Youth Association gave them a K2 million worth borehole.
In an interview, village head Chimwaza said the facility, which will also benefit four other surrounding villages, will help them access safe drinking water.
He said his subjects previously drank water from unsafe sources.
“Women will also be relieved of travelling long distances in search of clean water,” said Chimwaza.
Hindu Social Group member Mayur Magecha, whose organisation provided the financial support for the project, said the project was part of their initiative to provide potable water to rural areas in the district.
He said: “As you know, water is life. However, most underprivileged people in rural areas are struggling to access clean water. We are determined to repair or install as many boreholes as possible in Blantyre Rural.”
Tonse Blantyre Youth Association chairperson Mphatso Chaluluka, whose organisation provided logistical support, said they were pleased with the project.