Compassionate Consultative Initiative Project
Friday, January 22, 2021
Connecting with the United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe to minister in Jesus' name

Clean Water for Chitakatira

 
Clean water is a precious commodity in Zimbabwe. Most sources for water are fouled and often carry diseases such as cholera. But having no other source for water, people still drink from them.
 
We learned the community of Chitakatira, which has a primary school consisting of 2,100 students, needed a safe source of water. So CCIP-Zimbabwe provided funding to construct a water well. At its completion, a cholera outbreak had occurred. So the well became a life-saver.
 
Electricity is also a precious commodity and often goes out. So the pump house has a diesel powered generator to ensure water is available at all times.
 

Water wells begin with digging a bore hole. When it gets down to where the water is, a gusher occurs, such as the one in the next picture.

Above is the pump house where the water is pumped and stored. Around it are are some of the students who will benefit from drinking clean water from the well. The man in the next picture is getting a drink from one of the spigots in the community.