Hilal Afrika Pledges to Uplift Lives of Under Privileged.
Hilal Afrika has constructed 6 boreholes in 4 districts in Malawi. The charitable organization was responding to a call from rural communities by providing them with potable water. This gesture would also go a long way as a preventive measure to waterborne diseases such as cholera.
According to village headman Samba Chipiya of Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district, the provision of boreholes will assist women in the area to do other chores rather than spending a lot of time looking for clean water.
“Five villages will benefit from this borehole. I would to express my gratitude to the donors for their kind
gesture. We never anticipated this,” he said.
Speaking at a similar function in Nkhotakota on 16 July, 2022 the Chairman for Hilal Afrika, Umut Turan said the organization strives to improve health services and alleviation of sufferings by providing potable water to rural communities in Malawi.
“When I arrived in the country, I was astounded to learn how difficult it is for rural communities to get on with their lives on daily basis. It is as if they are living on a different planet altogether. This teaches us a very important lesson
in as far as humanity is concerned. Nevertheless, this inspired me to start soliciting assistance to the rescue of
such communities living in hard to reach rural areas,” he said.
Turan also urged members of the community to take care of the boreholes and maintain them.
In his remarks Hilal Afrika country director Abdulrazaaq Telera said funds permitting the organization will embark
on a project to improve delivery of health services in the districts they had paid a visit to.
“We will consult health officials and local authorities so as to make preparations on how we might assist the local
communities in combating preventable ailments such as skin diseases. It appears that poor hygiene is the most
contributing factor,” Telera said