Zimbabwe is currently experiencing their worst drought in 15 years. With the weather being hot and dry, communities have seen next to no rain during the wet season which is causing significant damage. Thankfully, Bopoma Villages has visited 12 different communities to install biosand household water filters. These allow people to filter the highly contaminated ground water so it is safe to use. They have also built keyhole gardens in these villages which can be cared for properly now that there is a reliable source of clean water. Additionally, 5 villages have had boreholes drilled providing them with an ongoing source of water. Bopoma Villages is now developing a way to harvest and conserve rainwater in hopes of finding even more sustainable methods for obtaining safe water.
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