Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Villagers in Zimbiru under Domboshava have hailed TZU CHI Foundation Zimbabwe following the drilling of two boreholes in the area to provide clean water.
The villagers have been sharing water with cattle at a dam close-by.
The foundation, led by Brother Chu – real name Chin-Chai – engaged leaders and relevant authorities in the area and drilled the boreholes to alleviate the water challenges.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony held on Tuesday, Headman Murape hailed the development.
“Mvura iyi haisi yekukanyisa zvidhinha, ndeyekunwa.
“Let’s celebrate this development and let’s not be jealous of each other, jealous derails development,” he said.
Similar sentiment were echoed another traditional leader, village head Mota.
“We have been fetching water from the dam and it has become dirty since we share with the cattle.
“Saka zvanga zvisisaite mushe, so we thank this foundation for remembering us here.
“We appreciate the boreholes which we are witnessing here.
“We should keep it safe, take it as mvura yekumba kwenyu.
“We sat down as village heads and the chief where we decided to give this place for the boreholes,” he said.
Brother Chu said they will continue to implement initiatives to the needy in different communities.
“I am grateful to see many people here and today we have two boreholes.
“We want to thank the chief for offering this place to put boreholes and I know you will enjoy the clean water.
“We have been doing such initiatives to members of the community in Epworth, Retreat Farm among other places,” he said.
He said during the lockdown, the foundation has assisted 9000 families across the country.
“We have helped to fix broken boreholes in different communities.
“To date we have fixed 50 boreholes during this period.
“We have also donated food everywhere to 9000 families.
“Before lockdown we have been doing such initiatives across the county,” he added.
Bro Chu hailed founder of the foundation Master Cheng for assisting the vulnerable in different countries.
“The founder said, we are all members of the same family, and we should be one.”