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Long walk over as church gives water tank to village

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE daily 200-metre walk to fetch water will now be over for residents of Vacunimata after a new 10,000-litre water tank was installed in the settlement.

The Macuata villagers shared how they, at times, had to brave heavy rain and strong winds to walk the rough terrain inland to fetch water.

Speaking on behalf of his fellow residents, Apisalome Lovo said those days of hardship were certainly over.

He thanked the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for its kind gesture in providing the tank.

Mr Lovo said the residents' lives would now be enhanced because they would not have to walk far to fetch water.

The church's humanitarian specialist, Elder Ralph Howard, said the gift was part of their social responsibilities to the needy in society.

"In fact, four areas in Macuata were identified to be part of the donation and today, they all have a 10,000-litre tank each.

"The areas are Saivou, Nacereyaga District School, Vacunimata and Nacereyaga Village.

"This is all part of our humanitarian work for the purpose of improving people's livelihoods."

Mr Howard said they would also be giving water tanks to villages on Taveuni.








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