Manicaland, Zimbabwe, 28 August 2018-Sarah Sunhwa (77) Nyamajura village, in Mutare district, Manicaland province, Eastern Zimbabwe, who used to walk for more than four kilometres daily just to fetch five litres of water, bursts into an ululation that develops into a joyous song as she joins other villagers sitting by the water pump station that now distributes water via pipes to her doorstep.
Sarah is one of the 1,283 people, among them 638 school-going who have relied on two hand-driven boreholes for safe water of which one was constantly malfunctioning.
Sarah spoke animatedly: “My legs have given way to old age and can no longer carry me for long distances. I used to walk for a long distance with my five-litre container because that is all I could manage. My singing is because I am grateful. Nyamajura is now like any other urban city because we have running tap water right at our doorsteps.”