Exmouth Rotary gives cheque in water aid appeal

EXMOUTH S Rotarians have given �760 towards a project to that could save thousands of people in Zimbabwe from killer illnesses like typhoid.

EXMOUTH'S Rotarians have given �760 towards a project to that could save thousands of people in Zimbabwe from killer illnesses like typhoid.

With inflation rates at crippling levels, infrastructure to the countries' water sanitation plants remain unrepaired - leading to a spate of illnesses that can be attributed to the poor quality of the water.

This has made the situation for people in a country marred in recent times with political violence, starvation, unemployment and the world's lowest life expectancy at 32, even more desperate.

Pump Aid was started in an attempt too break the cycle of poverty by giving people access to clean water for drinking and irrigation by supplying 'elephant' water pumps.


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The money contributed will buy be enough to buy at least one pump which cost about �500 each.

Rotarian Mike Wetherall-King said: "Using simple but effective technology Pump Aid builds water pumps that can be maintained by poor communities without any assistance.

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