Heavy rain and flooding has recently ravaged the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa — more than 400 people have died, homes have been destroyed, roads and bridges have been swept away and more than 40 000 have been left without access to shelter, food, water and other humanitarian necessities.
KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province, is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by big game. The safari destination Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, in the northeast, is home to black and white rhinos, lions and giraffes. Durban is an Indian-influenced harbor city and a popular surfing spot. Cultural villages around the town of Eshowe showcase the traditions of the indigenous Zulu people.
Some wells simply require rehabilitation to get them as good as new.
Collecting rainwater is a solution where drilling is not possible. This is especially useful at schools for basic hygiene and gardening projects.
Instilling healthy and hygienic habits helps to protect communities from disease, malnutrition and death.
In communities where water is not available close by, and no other solutions are viable, ForAfrika delivers alternative mobile solutions such as hippo rollers or water trucking (in the case of emergencies).