Dércio drinks clean water from the tap with the help of his father, Silvério.
Essentials - August 2022

Clean water spares children from a hard journey

See how Dércio’s life has been transformed, thanks to you

Together, we're giving children hope for a brighter future

Under the cover of the Mozambique night, Dércio, 14, and his mum, would travel long distances to fetch water. They only had the moonlight to guide them 

Going to the river after the first glimpse of evening was a dangerous journey for just a mum and child. They had to travel barefoot along a rocky trail. Dércio’s father, Silvério, worried for them as they were often chased by robbers, who tried to steal the gallons of water that they carried with them.

Dércio, 14, returns from the water fountain with a bucket on his head. He is in the company of his father, young brother, and a member of the Tulua Water Committee.
Dércio, 14, returns from the water fountain with a bucket on his head. He is in the company of his father, young brother, and a member of the Community Water Committee.

Daytime also came with its burdens, as the river was crowded with no safe access to the watercourse. 

But thanks to you, life has changed for Dércio and his family. 

A new borehole has been installed for the whole community to use. Like Dércio, more children and their families will benefit from clean water. 

Now life is simple because the water tap is near our home and I don’t worry of being attacked by robbers along the way”

Ensuring children are safe in school

More than 1,200 people in the community now have access to clean water, thanks to the new system, which the school uses to reinforce hygiene. Students now can come back to school after the effects of the Coronavirus. 

For the next three years, eight piped water systems for schools and health clinics will be installed. Additionally, World Vision will construct 20 new boreholes on school premises, which will be equipped with hand pumps and protected from contamination to support the needs of the community.  

Teachers and parents, will be trained to operate, manage, and maintain this new water system, which is expected to serve more than 1,200 people.  

 

Dércio seated under a tree with his younger brother and member of the of the community
Dércio seated under a tree with his younger brother and member of the of the community

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