Communities Hail World Vision for Providing Clean Water
Communities in the area of Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza have hailed World vision Malawi for implementing life-changing development initiatives.
Speaking to Zodiak Online, Group Village Headman Tambwandira said access to clean water was a serious problem among his subjects before the sinking of the borehole in the area.
Tambwandira said villagers were getting infected by water-borne diseases such as Cholera, Diarrhea, and Typhoid due to lack of clean water.
He said the development prompted World Vision Malawi to drill boreholes in the area to ease water woes among the villagers.
“Water woes were impacting negatively on the lives of my subjects because they were walking long distances searching for clean water," said Tambwandira.
Village Headman Chiwotcha echoed Tambwandira's sentiments saying villagers were entangled in pangs of drinking unsafe water.
He was speaking when the organization facilitated a media tour for journalists to appreciate developmental initiatives the organization is implementing in the area.
One of the villagers, Ayam Chawala hailed the organization for the initiative since it has helped in addressing water problems in the area.
"Early this year I was diagnosed with Typhoid due to drinking unsafe water but am currently recovering from the infection," said Chawala.
Both Emily Charles and Phales Elson who are members of Chiwotcha village water committee told Zodiak Online, World Vision has addressed serious water challenges and they are no longer walking long distances to fetch water.
They said men did not trust them because they were spending most of the time away from home and this shook their marriages.
Children at Chiwotcha village could not hold their excitement, saying they are now drinking safe water and wash hands to protect themselves from diseases like COVID-19.
They said they are no longer late when going to school because water is being fetched within the village.
Cecelia Phiri and Doreen Nguluwe from Chakholoma village, TA Tambala have also commended world vision for constructing tanks of water in their area which is supplying water to five taps in villages.
They told us, they are now able to bathe their children and prepare food for them in good time unlike in the past when their children were late for school due to lack of water.
Village Headman Tipwiri commended world vision as well for providing clean water to his subjects saying children and adults are now living a healthy life.
Meanwhile, the Villagers have urged government and other organizations to consider constructing a Health Centre in the area.