Community Garden Project Appeals for Help to Fix Broken Down Borehole

The St Peters Village Siphatheleni Garden Project in peri-urban Pumula ward 17 is appealing for assistance to fix the borehole cylinder that broke down in August 2021 resulting in over 50 project members failing to continue with their nutritional gardening activities and nearly 70 households failing to access water for daily potable usage.

The garden project members who spoke to Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) lamented that the breaking down of the borehole has led to the total devastation of their vegetables thus affecting their socio-economic rights and appealed to well-wishers to assist the community, which is mainly made up of the elderly to source the broken down cylinder and fix the borehole.

Other immediate needs to better the borehole include solar equipping and piping to reduce the burden of manual pumping and carrying buckets to water the garden. The community said the borehole is high yielding and will also be of assistance to the community in times of acute climate change effects and water scarcity times.

Meanwhile, MIHR is set to train the garden members on sustainability planning and assist them to develop a sustainability plan. The organization will also facilitate the training of the members in climate resilient market gardening in order to enhance their farming practices.

Well-wishers can contact MIHR Coordinator Mr Khumbulani Maphosa on Cellphone/whatsapp +263771730018 or Email mihroffice@gmail.com

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