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Water search ends in joy

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE discovery of a dam came as a relief for a village in the Yasawa Group amid the prolonged dry spell.

The headman of Kese in Naviti, Yasawa, Epeli Sadrata said the search for a new source began a month ago and intensified over three days last week.

Mr Sadrata said the new dam was located on a hilltop and was about two hours walk from the village.

Neighbouring Muaira Village will also benefit from the find.

"We wanted to look for another water supply because our current one was not supplying enough for everyone," he said.

There are 63 households in Kese.

"We have about 293 people in our village and then there are about 25 households in Muaira.

"The dry weather is affecting us a lot and we knew that it wouldn't be long that our water supply would be affected.

"So we sent out our young men during the first week of the school holidays to search for a new water source and we feel relieved that we found it."

He said construction work on the new dam began about a week ago.

"We had help from Vinaka Fiji Yasawa Trust Foundation operations manager Elenoa Nimacere who heard our story and arranged for all the materials to be supplied to the village.

"They have been a great help to us and I thank them for coming to our aid."

Mrs Nimacere said they were more than happy to help the people of Kese.

"I heard about their story and how hard they were trying to find more water for their village," she said.








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