Monthly Archive: October 2020

This country (Lesotho) is so wonderfully simple.

For some weeks now Stephan has been planning the new water pipe from the spring in the mountains and water system for our village. Since the pipes are all dilapidated and we get very little or no water out of our 3 taps in our village, plans for a new system have been developed. Stephan had sat down with an engineer for water systems from Butha-Buthe to find out what needs to be done and how much it would cost. This engineer, who works for the government, was super cooperative and quickly available. It's a bit unusual for Lesotho. Through him Stephan got in touch with another Mosotho, who is a more experienced builder in the area and he will now build us the silt box at the spring and a 5m³ water tank in the village. He himself had been taught by a Swiss team in 1984. So it can only be good.

We villagers will take care of collecting and carving the stones and rough sand from the river. And don't think it's all man's work. No! Especially the women are hard at work here! I am always impressed by the strength with which they approach their work here.
In addition, the villagers, of whom we are a part, will also see to it that the trenches for the water pipe are dug from the spring to the village. The engineer said it would only be a few hundred meters, easy to Read more

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