“The help we have received is just amazing,” said Emeldah Malipilo, a resident of the Mwaiseni Community, which now has clean water and improved sanitation thanks to the Tudikwashi Health Care Project, an organization directed by United Methodist missionary Betty Tchala.
The Mwaiseni Community is one of many settlements in the Kitwe District of Zambia. With an estimated population of more than 20,000, the community has been facing challenges with clean water and sanitation for many years, said Malipilo.
The project includes six water taps for the community and six proper public toilets.
“I am so happy and I am very much certain that my fellow trained care providers are happy, too. From now onward, (there) will be enough water for the community, improved toilets and training on how to care for them,” she said.
… She also pointed out that the success and accomplishment of the project is all about God. She said it was not easy to see the project reach this level.
“God has really helped and encouraged me so much,” she said.
Mwaiseni resident John Zulu said the community is lucky to be picked for the project. He added that it has taken a long time for the community to have enough clean water and proper sanitation, with many houses having no toilets.