Bore sites in Torwood 2015
Section Q – serves a population of 1.5 – 2.5 thousand people with a community ‘free’ area for cropping all year round
Section N-Q – serving a population of 3 – 4 thousand people with a massive community ‘free’ area for cropping all year round.
Shingirirai Creche – serves an area of 2-3 thousand people with 90 children up to 5 years of age on its role.
Section W – serves a population of 2-3 thousand people, the people here spent 2 days clearing and preparing the site for drilling. This a huge community ‘free’ area they will be able to crop all year round
This is Section J which serves a population of 2.5 – 3 thousand people who currently have a 4 km round trip to collect water for the day. You can see the local men out in the hot, hot, hot, mid day sun clearing a path for our drilling rig and generator.
Section A-G-E – serving a population of 2 -3 thousand people with a large community ‘free’ area for cropping all year round
Section C-SH-N – serving a population of 2 – 3 thousand people with a large community ‘free’ area for cropping all year round.
We may plough up this area as it has been fallow for many years
Section Q-Hillside – serving a population of 1.5 – 2.5 thousand people with a community ‘free’ area for cropping all year round
Section grave yard compounds – serving a smaller population of 500 people.
This will be our 9th and last borehole in Torwood and is our 2015 feature
There are 2 compounds here where the entire population are living about 3 kms from the nearest borehole and that being our 2013 bore hole at Batanai High School
To fetch water from the High School the children from this section will complete a 6 km round trip once a day
The people here live in traditional African villages with no money. They live ‘off the land’
The children do not attend kindergarten or school because the families do not generate income, there is no employment and no prospects for the children
Each compound includes sleeping huts, a shared ‘toilet’, kitchen, crop storage huts, a dish rack and that’s it.
The current favored water source is a 2 km round trip to a tiny heavily polluted stagnant pond. The ladies carry 10 liter buckets and sift the water into the buckets then return home.
When the pond dries up in the dry season the ladies dig down in the pond bed and use the water that seeps up from below
Crops of maize are grown in the rainy season and stored for the lengthy dry season
The villages are kept tidy by the people even to sweeping the dirt around the village daily
Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is on average about 40 years of age with the unemployment rate about 80%
Section grave yard compounds – this is the shared kitchen, you won’t see this featured on the TV Master Chef programs