Years of consuming unsafe drinking water has finally come to an end for members of the Korolevu community in Macuata after they received a new water tank last week.
Through the USP's EU Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) project, 28 homes with the occupancy of more than 100 people will now be able to enjoy the comforts of accessing water right in their own homes.
The installation of a 10,000-litre water tank and a proper piping system from the catchment will distribute water evenly to all the households.
The head of Natural Resources and Infrastructure for the Delegation of European Union (EU) for the Pacific, JesÃºs Lavina, commended the proactive efforts made by the community members to improve their standard of living.
"In the end, it will be your project and you will be responsible for it. I would like to congratulate you all for your efforts towards assisting us in making this project in your community," he said.
EU's acting ambassador and the head of the political section, Adam Janssen, echoed the insistence of the European people to assist least developed countries despite their own challenges.
"The motto of our delegation is the European Union partner of the Pacific and that's what we intend to be, partners in development by helping to build better livelihood and a better living standard for all," Mr Janssen said.
"It is a part of our global efforts that we try to reach partnerships in the fight against climate change, which this project in its small way is a part of."
The residents conveyed their gratitude to the EU and USP for their kind contribution towards their water project.