This project will drill a borehole in Zimbabwe providing water for at least 300 orphaned and vulnerable children who come to Chiedza Child Care Center for support. We run a wet feeding nutrition program, pre-school, second chance education and psycho-social support activities for at least 300 children from vulnerable families at the center six days a week. Currently the center is struggling with shortage of water for supporting these children and want to drill a borehole.
The center is situated on a dry land and faces perennial water shortages. This is also worsened by the water rationing by the City Council which negatively affect it's activities. The water is required for drinking, use in the toilets and cooking. By drilling a borehole, the center will be able to solve the problem as well as engaging in income generating projects that will help the orphans and vulnerable children that we serve. The project will benefit at least 300 children and some caregivers.
The borehole will be a sustainable source of water for drinking, cleaning the toilets, cooking as well as running some income generating projects such as gardening and poultry. We run a wet-feeding program for at least 300 children which is currently facing challenges because of water shortages and the borehole will help relieving the water challenges for preparing large quantities of food and cleaning the plates.
The borehole will have a long term effect of improving the quality of life for more than 300 vulnerable children who come at the center. In addition, every Tuesday the center hosts a caregiver support group for; these will also benefit through access to clean water. The income generating projects will be a long term benefit as the center will be able to provide adequate food for the children.