When the borehole supplying clean water to Kantukure Village in Malawi broke, Veronica’s community were forced to collect water from the nearest open source:
“Many people in my village experienced problems with diarrhoea and malaria, as the open water source that we had to use had lots of mosquitoes around it. We had to spend money on medicine as we were so sick.”
Veronica was so ill herself that her children had to help her collect the five containers of water she needed daily to drink, wash and cook with.
With funding from The One Foundation, the borehole was fixed. Veronica could collect clean, safe water and her children were able to go back to school:
“On behalf of my community I would like to thank The One Foundation, without them it was a big problem as the whole community was ill but now we are healthy and happy.”