The gift of fresh water
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When you give the Gift of Sight, not only are you helping to restore sight for individuals, but you’re also helping to prevent blindness for entire communities. Communities like Chitope in central Zambia.

The Chitope water point is one of 20 defunct boreholes that Operation Eyesight-trained teams are rehabilitating across the district. For the 350 households in the area, the repaired borehole means that women and girls will no longer have to draw water from shallow wells or walk long distances to rivers and streams. Local access to fresh water will also help prevent the spread of diseases, including blinding trachoma.

“Lack of fresh water in this community has in the past prevented the expansion of local health and education facilities. This means women and children have been receiving health services in a thatched hut, and many children are learning under the shade of a tree,” says Chali Chisala Selisho, our Country Director for Zambia.

“This newly-fixed borehole will change all that, thanks to our donors and our community partners.”