Fauresmith has little to no waterworks infrastructure making the effects of the drought considerably more severe. The Gift of the Givers team handed out bottled water to the most vulnerable citizens identified by social workers.
As we handed out sweet packs the sound of children's laughter seeped in among the parched community anxiously anticipating a heavenly downpour of rain and subsequent relief. The children in the community have to go door to door asking for water, often the bottles are very heavy and difficult to carry for long distances in the heat.
The elderly cannot walk and therefore pay other community members to fetch water for them, this puts an great financial strain on the pensioners.
|Institution||Number of Recipients|
|Olien High School (Hostel)||700|
|Uitsig Primary School||260|
|Vulnerable Community Members|