Water Tank Projects

Operation Hunger Water Tank Projects

Lack of access to clean water has a severe impact on communities throughout our country, and all stakeholders need to join hands in eliminating the challenges.

The development of the rain water tank project is one of the methods adopted by Operation Hunger in providing water storage as a response to the challenges experienced by poor households in rural and peri-urban communities.  An assessment process prior to the commencement of the project ensures that beneficiaries are involved throughout. As the methods used are participatory, trainees include residents from the identified communities. Skills taught equip all participants with the knowledge required to build these tanks. The result is a team of tank builders within each community. Close networking with the local leadership and community structures ensures sustainability of these projects beyond Operation Hunger’s exit.
To date, tanks have been built in the following communities:

  • 14 around Mafikeng and Rustenburg,
  • 98 in Ga-Riba, Tubatse Municipality,
  • 21 in Jane Furse, Limpopo,
  • 26 in Mashawane, Vhembe District, Limpopo,
  • 151 in Ga–Molepane, Limpopo,
  • 69 in Thoto, Limpopo,
  • 10 in Mahloakwana Village, Steelpoort, Limpopo,
  • 61 in Devilliersdale, Limpopo,
  • 4 in Eshowe, Kwa-Zulu Natal

As a result, 454 households have access to clean water through rain water harvesting.

Hippo Water Roller Project

Operation Hunger Water Access Projects

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Access to clean drinkable water is the foremost basic need for all life. Improving access to water is an ongoing initiative of Operation Hunger. We provide 90-Litre Hippo Water Rollers that can be rolled to and from water sources such as boreholes and community taps. The design of these tanks allows for one person to move up to 90 litres of clean water from the source to the household without contamination or spillage. This is a ground-breaking innovation and solution for people in rural and undeveloped areas where water bearers, comprising mostly of women and children, would walk long distances carrying heavy loads that strained already insufficiently nourished bodies.

An example of the villages assisted with these Rollers is Steelpoort in the Limpopo province where CitiGroup made it possible for the residents to benefit from the water rollers. Over 100 families now have improved access to water.

CitiGroup made it possible for the residents of Steelpoort in the Limpopo province to benefit from the water rollers. Over 100 families now have improved access to water.