Grandparents who were walking 10 kilometres for clean water and praying daily for a borehole, finally see a miracle happen in their village.
76 year old Masiye Mabote and his wife Zita Mwiya (68) live in Mulumani village, about 45km from the town of Sesheke in Western Zambia. They have five grown up children who have all left the nest and had children of their own.
But these grandparents haven’t been able to settle down and relax. Instead they have been facing a daily struggle for clean water.
A VERY SCARY WELL
For a long time in their village, the main source of water has been an open well. The community had to dig a very deep well by hand to find water. But the area is very sandy so to avoid it collapsing they had dug on an anthill where the ground was more packed.