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Thursday, 07 November 2019

Water for Tawene village

Muslim Hands
The village of Tawene in the Eastern Cape has suffered severely from the effects of climate change. The village has experienced the worst drought since 2014 which has caused their water sources to dry up. Muslim Hands travelled to Tawene, Eastern Cape to conduct a needs assessment and observed that children from the village would travel a long distance in the hot climate daily to collect clean drinkable water.
Our team decided to donate 50 hippo rollers to the village. A hippo roller is a device used in rural areas to collect clean drinkable water up to five times more. The 90-litre container is an efficient way to store clean water and is rolled along the ground making traveling with the water easier. Hippo rollers will prevent the children from traveling the long distance every day in the hot climate before and after school for water.
The village of Tawene was filled with excitement, joy and appreciation towards the Muslim Hands team as they are now able to access clean drinkable water easily for their cooking, washing and growing of their vegetable gardens.

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands SA NPC is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.