In October 2010 Dr. A Singh, i360-TIG President and Chairman had meetings with a number of community leaders, in Zimbabwe, to better understand the needs and what we can do to help. Since returning we have responded to needs identified by the Zimbabwean GFV Trust. We have been successful in mobilizing funds with other partners to put in a new borehole and refurbish another to secure reliable and safe water supply in two very needy communities serving hundreds of people. This was done in cooperation with local authorities.
The project was completed in March 2011, in ten weeks instead of the planned six weeks. The delay was a result of having to re-drill the borehole and line it with steel casing.
We have gained equity with the Zimbabwe Prison Services & our partners; Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Rusape Town Council, The District Administrators Office and the local social community.
Farms and gardens are benefiting from regular watering.
There is clean water for the inmates & Prison Services staff to have regular showers & flush toilets.
Clean source of water for the kitchen for cooking & washing up.
Throughout the project local skills & inmates were used to do the work.
The 1,000 member community around the jail complex now has access to clean water.