Tibane Water Project
During 2011, in a joint effort with Unicef, Water Gives Life, an Australian nonprofit organization, and Gone Rural boMake, the nonprofit arm of one of our artisan groups, we installed a complete water system that provides clean drinking water for a remote homestead in the mountains of Swaziland, Africa. Previously, their water came from rivers, looked more like mud, and carried infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and typhoid. This has been a life-changing event for the 400 plus community members who never before had clean water.
Gone Rural visits the site every 3-4 weeks, and an elder of the village has been trained and given authority over the operation of the system. The water system will always be subject to future weather conditions and land movement in coming decades; however given all things equal with no sudden changes the borehole and water should be in use for decades.