Well or Water System
Getting to the source. A safe source of water close to a village enables better health, improved hygiene and healthier vegetables for a community. This gift may include a well or borehole, hand pump, filtration system and/or storage pond, as well as training in maintenance.
Gifts and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Should the number of items sold or the funds raised exceed the amount needed for the projects these gifts are intended to fund, TEAR Australia will redirect donations to similar development work.
Getting to the source in Zimbabwe
Basic water and sanitation facilities can help transform communities, improving health and reducing disease. In the area of Nkayi in Zimbabwe, TEAR partner HEFO (Health, Education and Food Organisation) is working to improve access to clean, safe water for local communities. This has involved digging boreholes like this one and rehabilitating water points, so that people no longer have to travel long distances to collect water. The borehole pictured is actually next to a conservation farming site. The main aim of the borehole was to help the women to be able to water their maize plot and vegetable garden on a daily basis. They also use the water for domestic consumption.
About our partner - HEFO (Health, Education and Food Organisation)
As its name suggests, HEFO also runs small community projects in health, education and food security in the Nkayi area. It is also interested in promoting the role of women and children through local development activities. HEFO’s projects include conservation farming, improving education infrastructure, and improving local health clinics.