Angola has experienced a severe drought over the past few years, which is causing shortages of water and food for humans and livestock.
The project sought to provide around 600 families living in extreme poverty with drinking water and water for agricultural and hygiene purposes.
This successfully completed project involved boring a well, building a drinking fountain and a separate water fountain for livestock. A water tank and solar-powered pump were also installed. At the same time, the Vincentians ran a campaign to raise awareness of hygiene measures to combat cholera.
In the short-term, this project could lower the livestock mortality rate and improve crops, thereby reducing food shortages and famine for the local population. Combined with readily available drinking water and improved hygiene, it will soon have a significant impact on the community’s quality of life.