With grateful thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF), a solar borehole has just been completed in Lupinyu Village. Located approximately 20 kilometres from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, this additional water source for the community directly benefits over 320 people, by providing a source of water closer to where they live, and alleviating pressure on the other borehole in the village.
Having a borehole and access to water has countless direct and indirect impacts on those with access. In addition to providing a close source of water for collection each day, and saving much time and energy walking to another source, time is freed up to do other household chores, or income-generating activities. Animals and plants are also catered for, and growing and maintaining a vegetable garden becomes much easier, with better yields for harvest.
This community has been desperate for a borehole in this location for several years, and the residents are overjoyed that their dream has come to fruition. When given the news, they immediately got together and began clearing the road to the potential site so that the drilling rig could get through. Drilling was completed within a couple of days as a good source was found and the yield was extremely favourable. The pump and solar array with panels, a tank, and a cattle trough were then installed, and the project is now complete. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to GCF for this incredible donation and wonderful start to 2021.